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Veterans: DNA

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 6631, tabled on 22 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has (a) extracted DNA from the remains of unidentified British soldiers found on former battlefields and share (b) that DNA with ancestry companies to find matches with subscribers of those companies.

Answered on

28 January 2020

The Ministry of Defence has not extracted DNA from fallen soldiers to share with ancestry companies.