Tony McNulty MP (Labour) former MP for Harrow East
"broadly sympathetic" to adding every one to the national DNA database.
"How to maintain the security of a database with 4.5m people on it is one thing," he said. "Doing that for 60m people is another." 23 February 2008
Judge causes furore by calling for record of everyone’s DNA A senior judge has called for the entire population and anyone visiting Britain to have their DNA placed on a national database. Tony McNulty, the Home Office Minister, said that he was “broadly sympathetic” to the idea but that there were no plans for a voluntary, national or compulsory scheme. He said: “There is a logic to what Sir Stephen is saying. But I think he probably does underestimate the practicalities, logistics and huge civil liberties and ethics issues.” 6 September 2007
- 2008-02-23 - BBC - Mandatory DNA database rejected
- Summary: Home Office minister Tony McNulty said a national database was not a "silver bullet" and it would raise practical as well as civil liberties issues. "How to maintain the security of a database with 4.5m people on it is one thing," he said. "Doing that for 60m people is another."