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Offensive Weapons: Schools

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the police exercised their right of entry and search for weapons under section 139B of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 relating to schools and persons on school premises in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007, broken down by police force area. (205361)

The stops and searches collection held by the Ministry of Justice covers the main stop and search powers within Code A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and counts the number of searches undertaken. The number of times the police exercise their right of entry and the number of searches under section 139B of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 are not identified by the collection.