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 Mr Gerry Bermingham Mr Gerry Bermingham , St Helens South 6:45 pm, 25th October 1984

Will the Minister take note of the terms of amendment No. 156 which refers only to the male person with regard to weapons, and, in paragraph (b)(i), states: may have a Class A drug concealed on him; and (ii) was in possession of it with the appropriate criminal intent before his arrest"? Is it intended that intimate searches should apply only to the male population, or does the word "him" also apply to females?