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House of Commons
Session 2003-04
Publications on the internet
Public Accounts Committee Publications

Public Accounts - Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 December 2003.


Terms of Reference


Conclusions and recommendations

1 The time taken to examine forensic evidence

Timeliness performance

Consistency across laboratories and police forces

DNA analysis

2 Communication with customers

Communicating delays

Impact on the criminal justice system

Police training

Relationship with the police

3 The implications of public-private partnership status

Financial analysis  

Custodianship of the National DNA Database


Formal minutes



15 September 2003

List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts Session 2003-04

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