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DNA Database

EDM number 2075 in 2007-08, proposed by Sarah Teather on 16/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Crime, Data protection, Human rights and Privacy.

That this House notes that the UK has the largest DNA database in the world and that it includes at least half a million people who have never been convicted, charged or cautioned; further notes that the DNA database includes 27 per cent. of the entire black population, 42 per cent. of the male black population, 77 per cent. of young black men and nine per cent. of all Asians, compared with just six per cent. of the white population; expresses concern that this fuels the erroneous perception that black people are more likely to commit a crime than white people; believes that DNA profiling has a very important role to play in securing convictions, especially for difficult crimes and cold cases, but that the collection and storage of samples must be executed in a way that respects fundamental rights to liberty, autonomy and privacy and is fair, transparent and proportionate; applauds the DNA Database (Removal of Samples) Bill of the hon. Member for Cardiff Central; and calls on the Government to remove from the database and destroy the samples of those people who have not committed a crime.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Sarah Teather16/07/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley17/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing17/07/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSeconded
Rudi Vis21/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Ian Gibson21/07/2008Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Nick Harvey21/07/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones21/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/07/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter21/07/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams22/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech22/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Howarth06/10/2008CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott06/10/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie06/10/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes07/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies07/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Adam Price09/10/2008Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Hamilton22/10/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael13/11/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned

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