Science and Technology Committee (Lords)

Forensic science inquiry

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Report published on 1 May 2019. Government Response published 5 July 2019. Awaiting debate.

Report published

The UK was once regarded as world-leading in forensic science but an absence of high-level leadership, a lack of funding and an insufficient level of research and development now means the UK is lagging behind others.  The forensic science market is not properly regulated creating a state of crisis and a threat to the criminal justice system.

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