§ Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons Section 8 warrants were applied for in relation to Dr Ali Dizaei. 
§ Ms Blears
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that the reasons for the 12 warrants applied for and issued under Section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 on 15 January 2001 were to allow officers to search for documents and correspondence which may have shown a criminal relationship between Ali Dizaei and two named individuals and computer and electronic storage devices on which such documents and correspondence may have been created and stored.
The section 8 warrant applied for and issued on 20 January 2001 was to allow officers to search for documents and correspondence.