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Police Custody

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, column 1227W, on police custody, on how many occasions Operation Safeguard was used in England and Wales between 1 January 2006 and 1 April 2007. (134069)

Operation Safeguard was reactivated on 22 January 2007. Between 22 January and 30 March 2007, Operation Safeguard was used on 9,380 occasions. This does not correspond precisely to a number of prisoners: one occasion means one prisoner night in a police cell.