Terrorism: Stop and Search

Home Department written question – answered on 26th January 2010.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) charged and (b) convicted of an offence under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2001; and what the sentence was in each case.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing)

There is no chargeable offence under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000. An authorisation under section 44 allows officers to stop and search vehicles and persons within vehicles (section 44(1)), and pedestrians (section 44(2)). The power conferred allows an officer to search for articles of a kind which could be used in connection with terrorism, whether or not there are grounds for suspecting the presence of such articles (sections 45(1) and (2)).

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