§ Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and searches have been carried out during each of the last three years under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in London; what the charges of those arrested were; and how many have resulted in successful prosecutions. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
Figures on stops and searches under section 44(1) and section 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 are published annually in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin. The latest published figures are for the financial year 2001–02 and show that in the Metropolitan police district, 3,598 stops and searches were carried out under section 44(1) resulting in 63 arrests. 473 stops and searches were carried out under section 44(2), resulting in 11 arrests.
For the same period in the City of London police district, 3,409 stops and searches were carried out under Section 44(1) resulting in 92 arrests. 86 stops and searches were carried out under section 44(2), resulting in 8 arrests.
Figures for 2002–03 are due to be published later this year. Figures for 2003–2004 will be published when the relevant data has been collated and verified.
The data collected on stops and searches made under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is not automatically cross-referenced with subsequent charges or prosecutions, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.