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.

As of 20 January 2020, this report has not been debated. Please visit the committee's homepage for more information.

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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