Initimate Searches

Part of Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:45 pm on 25th October 1984.

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Photo of Clare Short Clare Short , Birmingham, Ladywood 6:45 pm, 25th October 1984

The Minister must be aware that the British Medical Association is unhappy with the amendment. Most doctors will refuse to conduct such searches and police constables will have to conduct them. That is the consequence of the amendment. Untrained police constables will conduct intimate body searches on large numbers of people.