Science and Technology  Committee - Second Report
Forensic science

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 17 July 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 The forensics market

3 Regulation

4 Scientific research capacity

5 The future

Conclusions and recommendations


Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Wednesday 30 January 2013: Alison Fendley, Executive Director, Forensic Archive Ltd, Dr Gill Tully, Consultant, Principal Forensic Services Ltd, and Helen Kenny, Prospect Trade Union Representative, formerly Branch Secretary for the Forensic Science Service

Wednesday 6 February 2013: Professor Martin Evison, Director, Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science, Dr John Manlove, Manlove Forensics Ltd, and David Richardson, Chief Executive, LGC; Chief Constable Chris Sims, Association of Chief Police Officers, Gary Pugh, Director of Forensic Services, Metropolitan Police Service, and Kevin Morton, Regional Director of Scientific Support Services, Yorkshire and Humber Police Forces

Wednesday 13 February 2013: Karen Squibb-Williams, Strategic Policy Adviser, Crown Prosecution Service, Michael Turner QC, Chairman, Criminal Bar Association, and Richard Atkinson, Chair of Criminal Law Committee, The Law Society

Wednesday 6 March 2013: Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office, and Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator

Wednesday 13 March 2013: Jeremy Browne MP, Minister of State for Crime Prevention, Home Office, and Stephen Webb, former Director, Finance and Strategy Directorate, Crime and Policing Group, Home Office

Written evidence

Additional written evidence

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