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Police: Stun Guns

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what analysis his Department has undertaken of the use of tasers by police officers in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (285340)

Every use of taser by police officers in England and Wales is recorded and a report sent through to the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) for collection. This data is summarised and published on a quarterly basis and has been used to inform taser's operational effectiveness and its medical implications. The latest data can be found at:

http://scienceandresearch.homeoffice.gov.uk/images/106966/Taserfigs_Sep-ec_08_.pdf

HOSDB also published an evacuation of the 12 month trial of taser by specially trained units in November 2008.