HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c859W
Mr. Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many interception warrants have been issue in each year since 1997. [172495]

Ms Blears

The figures for the number of interception warrants issued since 1997 are published annually in the Annual Reports of the Interception of Communications Commissioner initially appointed under the Interception of Communications Act 1985 and now under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. Copies are available in the House of Commons Library.