§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Merseyside on the number of stops and searches carried out in each district in the last year for which figures are available, the number that were recorded as being sentenced and the number that resulted in charges being made.
§ Mr. Hurd
Information on the number of people stopped or searched by the police is not collected centrally. However, I understand that the chief constable of Merseyside, in his report to the Merseyside police committee for 1982, included information on the use in Merseyside of statutory powers to stop and search from April to December 1982. A copy of that report is in the Library of the House.