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Police: Surveillance

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) communications intercept and (b) surveillance requests by Essex constabulary have been (i) made and (ii) approved in the last 12 months. (186166)

Figures for the numbers of interception warrants and authorisations in respect of directed and intrusive surveillance are published annually by, respectively, the Interception of Communications Commissioner and the Chief Surveillance Commissioner. Copies of both reports are in the Library of the House.