The purpose of this site is for information and a record of Gerry McCann's Blog Archives. As most people will appreciate GM deleted all past blogs from the official website. Hopefully this Archive will be helpful to anyone who is interested in Justice for Madeleine Beth McCann. Many Thanks, Pamalam

Note: This site does not belong to the McCanns. It belongs to Pamalam. If you wish to contact the McCanns directly, please use the contact/email details    

Govt closes forensic service

Original Source: SKY: TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER 2010
11:47am UK, Tuesday December 14, 2010
The Government has announced the closure of the Forensic Science Service, the company that has helped solve crimes such as the Suffolk prostitute murders.

Crime Prevention Minister James Brokenshire said the service would be wound up as it was making operational losses of 2m a month and was likely to run out of money by January.

The aim is that there will be "no continuing state interest in a forensics provider by March 2012", Mr Brokenshire told MPs.

In a statement, the miniister said the service would be broken up and eventually closed as a government-owned company over the next 12 to 15 months.

The FSS supplies forensic services to the 43 police forces of England and Wales and also provides consultancy services to countries outside the UK.

It has been a government owned company under the Home Office since 2005.

The FSS has pioneered every major breakthrough in the field of DNA analysis in the criminal justice system, and developed the world's first and largest national DNA database.

Its status from a government agency to a government-owned company means that it must compete with other suppliers of forensic services and prove cost-effective


Site Policy Contact details Sitemap Website created by Pamalam