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Home Office written question – answered at on 30 November 2023.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants were (a) applied for, (b) granted and (c) rejected under section 26 of the Theft Act 1968 by each police force in each of the last five calendar years.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes data on use of police powers, as part of the ‘Police Powers and Procedures’ statistical bulletin, available here: Police powers and procedures England and Wales statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

However, data is not collected on warrants under the Theft Act 1968.

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