HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c484W
Mr. Wood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by each police force in England and Wales, and in total, on the purchase of CS gas in the year April 1998 to March 1999. [115093]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The quantities of CS incapacitant spray purchased by police forces in England and Wales is a matter for individual Chief Constables. The amount purchased and total expenditure are not collated centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.