(2) whether any of the search arches allocated to the Tackling Knives Action Programme were redeployed from other uses;
(3) how many new search wands her Department has purchased in each of the last 10 months;
(4) how many new search arches her Department has purchased in each of the last 10 months.
As part of the Tackling Knives Action Programme, the Home Office provided funding for the purchase of additional search arches and wands, supplying a total of 85 arches and 589 wands for the TKAP police forces. These commitments were over and above any equipment already available to TKAP forces and did not involve any redeployment of equipment. It is not possible to break this down by month.
In addition, prior to the establishment of the TKAP, the Home Office separately provided police forces in England and Wales with a total of 100 portable search arches and 400 wands to support search operations.