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In a post-script to the DNA database message I posted here is a quote from the MP Lynne Featherstone in the debate on ID cards yesterday ( ):-
"In south London, 1,000 voluntary DNA samples were wanted for a horrendous crime, but when 125 people refused to give DNA they received a letter telling them that their reasons for refusing would be investigated by a senior police officer. When five of them continued to refuse, they were arrested and the police were able to take their DNA, which was kept even though all five were released. That is how the voluntary principle works."
Thurstan R. McDougle, 15 years ago.

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