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Stop and Search

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and account forms have been issued since their introduction in each police force area. (172870)

From 1 April 2005, police officers exercising stop and account powers in accordance with paragraphs 4.11—4.20 of the PACE Code of Practice on exercise by police officers of statutory powers of stop and search (Code A) have been required to maintain a record of each encounter. Issues relating to the quality and completeness of the 2005-06 figures mean they remain subject to further work before they can be published.