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?
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.
Dear Ms Taylor
Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.
Immigration Enforcement Secretariat
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