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Stop and Search: Vehicles

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, columns 1518-20W, on stop and search: vehicles, when the figures on vehicle stop and searches for (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07 will be available; whether these figures are available for the Metropolitan Police; and if he will make a statement. (145415)

The 2005-06 annual statistical bulletin ‘Arrest for Recorded Crime (Notifiable Offences) and the Operation of Certain Police Powers under PACE’, which includes information on stop and searches, will be published later this year.

Once the bulletin is issued a breakdown of published data covering ‘vehicle only’ searches will be published; at this time figures will also be available by force area.

2006-07 data will be made available in 2008.