One in ten people in Hampshire on DNA database

Gidley Interesting result from a PQ put down by Romsey MP Sandra Gidley (Lib Dem) – one in ten people in Hampshire are on the DNA database.

As she rightly says:

“These figures are shocking. The government is succeeding in criminalising huge swathes of the population, particularly men.

"The government has little regard for guilt or innocence, nor for personal privacy and liberty.”

By Alex Deane

**UPDATE** 10 December 2009: over at the Southern Daily Echo once again: a pretty weak response from the Minister.