§ Dr. Summerskill
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make available to both the defence and to the prosecution in a criminal case the services of the Home Office forensic laboratories.
§ Mr. Mayhew
It is already the practice for the results of examinations by Home office forensic science laboratories to be made available both to the prosecution and the defence. In addition, arrangements exist whereby the services of the laboratories are made available via the police for the examination of specimens on behalf of the defence. The results of such examinations are also made known to both sides.