Consultation on proposals to amend the legislation governing the retention of DNA and fingerprints in Northern Ireland

Closes 28 Aug 2020

Opened 3 Jul 2020


Why are we consulting?

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of key stakeholders and other interested parties regarding proposals to amend the provisions within the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (PACE NI) relating to the retention of DNA and fingerprints in Northern Ireland.

All of the proposals will involve changes to the yet to be commenced biometric provisions set out in Schedule 2 of the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013 (CJA).

Consultation duration

The consultation will run from 3 July 2020 for a period of eight weeks and all responses should be submitted by 12 midnight on 28 August 2020


  • All stakeholders


  • Policing