MPs debate Forensic Science Service

28 February 2012

Andrew Miller, Labour MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston and Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, moved a debate in the House of Commons on Monday 27 February on funding for the Forensic science Service.

Estimates debate

The debate on the funding for the Forensic Science Service follows the publication of the estimates for the allocation of expenditure for Central government, including the Home Office, for the year ending 31 March 2013.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, James Brokenshire, responded during the debate on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find more parliamentary material on Science and Technology in the Topics and News sections on the Parliament website.

Forensic Science Service

The Science and Technology Committee has published a report on the Forensic Science Service.

Estimate days

All public spending has to be approved by Parliament. Estimates of spending are presented to parliament and three 'estimates days' are set aside each year to debate the content of those estimates presented. In practice, estimates days are often used for debating one or more estimates or select committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.

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