HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 cc210-1W
Ms Janet Anderson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were stopped and searched by (1) the Metropolitan police and (2) all other police forces in England and Wales; and, of these, how many were(a) arrested, (b) cautioned, (c) charged and (d) convicted in (i) 1989 and (ii) 1994, broken down by ethnic background and gender. [3688]

Mr. Maclean

The available information on persons stopped and searched and the number of arrests resulting is published annually in table 1 of Home Office statistical bulletin "Operation of certain police powers under PACE", copies of which are in the Library.

No information is available centrally on the number of persons cautioned, charged or convicted, or on their gender.

Details of the ethnic group of those stopped and searched during 1993–94 was given in the reply to a question from the hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr. Grant) on 1 December 1994, Official Report, column 844. Similar statistics for 1994–95 should be available shortly.