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Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Oral evidence concluded. Report in preparation.
The Committee is conducting an inquiry into forensic science. The inquiry will cover four broad areas:
The inquiry will look at what new research programmes are needed in forensic science; the level of understanding within the criminal justice system and what routes are available to improve understanding; the performance of the market for forensic services in the UK; and the detection, recovery, integrity, storage and interpretation of evidence from digital devices and networks.
Evidence given by Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Fiona Rutherford, Deputy Director of Legal Aid Strategy and Policy, Ministry of Justice and Matthew Gould, Deputy Director of Criminal Courts and Criminal Law Policy, Ministry of Justice
Evidence given by Rt Hon Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State, Home Office, Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office and Christophe Prince, Director of Data and Identity within the Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office
Evidence given by Dr Gillian Tully, Forensic Science Regulator
Lords Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 29 January at 3.25pm