§ Ms Blears
There are no intellectual property rights relating to DNA sequences in samples kept in storage by suppliers to The National DNA Database. Intellectual property rights are associated with the techniques used to process the samples when generating DNA profiles. The samples retained in storage at e the property of the individual police forces that submit them to the laboratories.
§ Mr. Tynan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the merits of compiling a national DNA database including records for(a) all those convicted of an offence, (b) all those charged with an offence, (c) all those entering the UK for the purposes of employment or residence, (d) all those entering the UK for any purpose and (e) all newborn babies. 
§ Ms Blears
The National DNA database currently holds profiles of all those charged with, informed they will be reported for or convicted of a recordable offence. From 5 April this year, when new provisions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 come into force, the database will also hold DNA profiles from persons arrested for a recordable offence.
There are no plans at present to extend the database further.