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Metropolitan Police: Forensic Science

Question for Home Office

UIN 286183, tabled on 3 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of digital forensics capacity within the Metropolitan Police Service on the a) progress of investigations, and b) charge rate.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The day-to-day management of digital forensic services is an operational matter for the police. The Home Office is funding the police-led Transforming Forensics Programme, which will establish a Forensic Capability Network (FCN) to support police forces to manage commercial, quality and scientific issues in forensics.

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Home Office