§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people required hospital treatment following the application of CS spray by a police officer in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Boateng
This information is not maintained centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Arrangements are being made by the Association of Chief Police Officers to gather information from forces on the use of CS spray, as part of their monitoring of police use of force.