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Terrorism: Stop and Search

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many authorisations have been made to stop and search individuals taking photographs under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year for which figures are available. (219353)

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 permits the authorisation of stop and search powers within a specialised area or place for the purpose of preventing terrorism. The authorisation does not restrict the power to any single identified behaviour; therefore I am unable to give you a figure for the number of people who have been stopped and searched for taking photos.