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Stop and Search

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response she has made to the recommendations of the Flanagan Report on the recording of stop and account and stop and search incidents by police officers. (188132)

The Home Secretary’s oral statement of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1140W, welcomed the Flanagan Review proposals and announced that instead of issuing a form we would pilot providing the person stopped with a card, with the encounter being recorded using Airwave police radio technology.

In her statement the Home Secretary also supported Sir Ronnie Flanagan’s view that it is right to retain existing recording requirements for stop and searches but called on chief officers to streamline stop and search forms and processes as Sir Ronnie Flanagan advocates.