Dáil Éireann - Volume 507 - 29 June, 1999
Written Answers. - DNA Data Bank.
Mr. Dennehy Mr. Dennehy
246. Mr. Dennehy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will make it compulsory for arrested suspects to provide a DNA sample where serious crime is being investigated. [16748/99]
Mr. O'Donoghue Mr. O'Donoghue
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. O'Donoghue): I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 37 of 15 June 1999 concerning the establishment of a national DNA data bank. The law on the taking of forensic samples is under review in the context of the preparation of the Criminal Justice (Garda SMI) Bill currently being prepared by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 507 Written Answers. DNA Data Bank.