I thought the Act would not need to be altered as it says "3.(6) The Secretary of State may by order modify the information for the time being set out in Schedule 1."
I might be wrong, but wouldn't such an order need to be done via e.g. a Statutory Instrument, and therefore be subject to some kind of vote as per 3.(8)?
How far would Schedule 1, 2(d) "other biometric information about him" need to be stretched to be allowed to include DNA? i.e. since that is biological rather than biometric.
Would this count as a "modification" as per 3.(6) or an "addition" as per 3.(7)...?
As in "3.(7) The Secretary of State must not make an order containing (with or without other provision) any provision for adding information to the information that may be recorded in the Register unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House."
Though the effectiveness of putting something up for a vote in the Commons these days is 'somewhat open to question'...