DNA testing on asylum seekers 2009-2011

Diane Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

1) How many asylum seekers were subjected to DNA testing between 2009 and 2011 during a Home Office pilot scheme which DNA tested some asylum seekers to determine their country of origin?

2) Is the data relating to these DNA tests still stored by the Home Office or has it been destroyed?

3) If it was destroyed when was it destroyed?

Yours faithfully,

Diane Taylor

FOI Requests, Home Office

Ms Taylor,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49901). We will aim to send you a full response by 18/09/2018 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Immigration Enforcement FOI PQ, Home Office

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Dear Ms Taylor


Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.




Immigration Enforcement Secretariat



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