Metropolitan Police: Stop and Search

Home Office written question – answered on 28th February 2022.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of Metropolitan Police stop and search practices on Black and ethnic minority communities.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The Government supports the fair use of stop and search. It is a vital tool to target violent crime and protect communities.

No one should be subject to stop and search because of their race and numerous safeguards including statutory codes of practice, body-worn video and extensive publicly available data collection exist to prevent this.

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