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Ministry of Defence Police: Arrests

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many arrests were made by the Ministry of Defence police in each of the last five years; and how many of these resulted in successful prosecutions. (156348)

The Ministry of Defence police do not routinely record the total number of arrests that they make. Not all arrests result in prosecution. Some arrests are made on suspicions that later prove to be unfounded. Other arrests are made to prevent a potential offence being committed which result in subsequent de-arrest when the threat posed is removed.