To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure there are sufficient numbers of SCD5 child abuse investigation-trained police officers; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
SCD5 is the Metropolitan Police Child Abuse Investigation Command. It is a matter for the Commissioner of the Metropolis to determine the appropriate number of trained child abuse investigating officers in his police force.
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Police: Electronic Equipment
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hand-held devices have been issued to police officers and community support officers in each police force in England and Wales. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 16 March 2009]: As at 12 March 2009, a total of 26,188 hand held devices had been issued. The number of devices issued in each police force in England and Wales is shown in the following table.
Avon and Somerset constabulary
City of London police
Devon and Cornwall constabulary
Greater Manchester police
North Wales police
North Yorkshire police
South Wales police
South Yorkshire police
Thames Valley police
West Mercia constabulary
West Midlands police
West Yorkshire police
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimated value of goods was stolen from retail premises in each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08. 
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Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 16 March 2009]:The information requested is not collected centrally on a year on year basis. The Home Office Commercial Victimisation Survey last carried out in 2002 reported that, on average, a single incident of shop theft cost the retailer £35 in loss and damage. The Home Office is currently scoping a new Commercial Victimisation survey to be carried later this year.
Stop and Search
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) stop and account forms and (b) stop and search forms were issued in each police force area in 2007-08. 
Data on stops and account are collected by police force area and are published in the 'Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System2006-07' report for the first time this month
This information is contained in the attached table, but can also be found in Table 4.9 of the report.
Information on the number of stop and searches is contained in the attached table. A record is not held centrally on the number of forms issued. The requirement on providing a record of a stop and account was removed from 1 January 2009. The recording requirements for stop and search are set out in code of practice A issued under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
Data on stop and searches is published in chapter 4 of the Ministry of Justice publication, 'Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System' and tables P1 to P3 and PA to PC of the Ministry of Justice publication 'Arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) and the operation of certain police powers under PACE