Science and Technology Committee (Lords)

Forensic science inquiry

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Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is conducting an inquiry into forensic science. The inquiry will cover four broad areas:

  • the forensic science research landscape,
  • the use of forensic science in the Criminal Justice System,
  • standards and regulation, and
  • digital forensics.

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.

Call for evidence

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

22 January 2019 3:15 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Forensic Science
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Witness(es)

(at 3:25 pm)
Dr Gillian Tully, Forensic Science Regulator

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

24 January 2019 9:15 am

Oral Evidence Session

Forensic Science
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Witness(es)

(at 9:30 am)
Professor Claude Roux, Director of Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney

Location

Room 1, Palace of Westminster

29 January 2019 3:15 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Forensic Science
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Witness(es)

(at 3:25 pm)
Mr Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State, Home Office
Professor John Aston, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office
Mr Christopher Prince, Director of Data and Identity within the Crime, Policing and Fire Group, Home Office
(at 4:25 pm)
Ms Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

Location

Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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