Stop and Search

Home Department written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Browne) of 13 November 2007, Official Report, columns 85-6W, on stop and search, how many times the power to authorise stop and search for offensive weapons within a specified area for the period of 24 hours under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 was used by a senior police officer in each year since 2005-06.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The 2005-06 information given in the answer to Mr. Browne of 13 November 2007, Hansard, columns 85-6W, is the most recent available. Data for 2006-07 will be published later this year.

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