Mr. McNulty: The Home Office has published formal reports relating to the assessment of performance of police forces in England and Wales and of Staffordshire police specifically. The most recent Police Performance Assessments were published in October 2006 covering annual data to March 2006. These assessments combine the robust evaluation of data collected by the force and through the British Crime Survey with the results from Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabularys (HMIC) evidence-based qualitative inspections. Forces are assessed across seven policing areas to provide a thorough, balanced and realistic assessment of its ability to tackle crime and disorder.
|Performance area delivery direction
The overall delivery grading highlights the forces position in relation to the policing in other forces with similar socio-demographic conditions and indicates that Staffordshire is performing above its peer group. Further detail on these assessments can be found at:
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many searches of (a) individuals and (b) vehicles were conducted under the Terrorism Act 2000 by each police force in England and Wales in the last 12 months. 
|Searches of vehicles and occupants under section 44(1) and searches of pedestrians under section 44(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 by police force area, 2004-05
|Stops and searches of vehicles and occupants under s44(1)
|Police force area
|vehicles only( 1)
|Stops and searches of pedestrians under s44(2)
|Stops and searches of occupants [44(1)] and pedestrians [44(2)]
|S44(1) and 44(2) total
|(1) Searches may be conducted on vehicles only, occupants only or both may be searched. Where a vehicle and driver occupier are searched simultaneously the search is recorded against the driver (occupant). Any other passengers searched are recorded as occupants.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when these data are used.