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Crime: Weapons

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the use of metal detector gloves by police forces to detect weapons on suspects; and if he will make a statement. (118638)

The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) has been made aware of metal detecting gloves by at least one UK supplier and they appear in the HOSDB ‘Manual of Search and Detection Equipment’ which goes out to all UK police forces each year. Other types of metal detector are also featured.