§ Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stops and searches have been carried out by each police force under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in each year since 1998–99, broken down by ethnic origin of those stopped and searched; and how many of these involved the searching of vehicles. 
§ Ms Blears
The information requested on stop and searches of persons under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 that has been published in "Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System" is given in the tables for each financial year from 1998–99 to 2001–02 inclusive. Also included in the tables which have been placed in the Library, is information on the number of vehicles searched. This information is not routinely published. Data are not yet available for the 2002–03 financial year.