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Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
The deadline for written submissions has now passed. Contact the Clerk if you still wish to make a submission.
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 Lorraine Turner, Business Development and Technical Director, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Katherine Monnery, Forensic Accreditation Specialist, UKAS, Sara Walton, Governance and Resilience Market Development Manager, British Standards Institution (BSI) and Steve Brunige, Head of Industry and Government Engagement, BSI
Evidence given by Tom Nelson OBE, Director of Forensic Sciences, Scottish Police Authority, Stan Brown CBE, Chief Executive, Forensic Service Northern Ireland (FSNI) and Anthony Harbinson, Forensic Services Leadership Board (FSLB) of Northern Ireland
Evidence given by Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
(at 4:25 pm) Lord Justice HughesHis Honour Judge Wall QCSir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
(at 3:25 pm) Ms Sheila Willis
Lords Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 18 December at 4.25pm