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Total stops, by police force 2005-06 to 2006-07
Police force area 2005-06 2006-07 Total

Avon and Somerset

7,501

8,043

15,544

Bedfordshire

11,114

7,745

18,859

Cambridgeshire

4,506

17,708

22,214

Cheshire

48,113

75,167

123,280

Cleveland

61,618

70,279

131,897

Cumbria

7,091

18,698

25,789

Derbyshire

14,960

20,159

35,119

Devon and Cornwall

2,924

3,266

6,190

Dorset

1,694

2,144

3,838

Durham

7,675

16,017

23,692

Essex

45,251

62,946

108,197

Gloucestershire

5,158

12,789

17,947

Greater Manchester

54,188

77,549

131,737

Hampshire

43,006

59,328

102,334

Hertfordshire

28,984

43,326

72,310

Humberside

11,782

30,575

42,357

Kent

12,865

14,200

27,065

Lancashire

47,673

60,742

108,415

Leicestershire

11,568

17,453

29,021

Lincolnshire

16,525

30,268,

46,793

London, City of

61,853

28,583

90,436

Merseyside

96,878

164,715

261,593

Metropolitan Police

176,278

244,571

420,849

Norfolk

5,749

9,504

15,253

Northamptonshire

12,651

24,329

36,980

Northumbria

56,446

88,361

144,807

North Yorkshire

10,261

23,688

33,949

Nottinghamshire

25,499

24,413

49,912

South Yorkshire

19,018

36,174

55,192

Staffordshire

15,985

21,154

37,139

Suffolk

5,522

6,647

12,169

Surrey

10,819

19,529

30,348

Sussex

78,103

90,685

168,788

Thames Valley

29,371

56,782

86,153

Warwickshire

6,806

3,857

10,663

West Mercia

17,492

20,514

38,006

West Midlands

147,861

142,998

290,859

West Yorks

88,794

104,167

192,961

Wiltshire

6,410

6,763

13,173

Dyfed Powys

28,955

27,148

56,103

Gwent

8,810

12,434.

21,244

North Wales

8,025

14,277

22,302

South Wales

38,963

48,875

87,838

England and Wales

1,400,745

1,868,570

3,269,315


Stop and Search: Hemel Hempstead

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were found to be carrying illegal (a) weapons and (b) drugs during stop and search procedures by the police in Hemel Hempstead in each of the last 10 years. [263063]

Mr. Alan Campbell: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Data on stops and searches under PACE and the number of resultant arrests for weapons and drugs reported to the Home Office are broken down by police force area only, and cannot separately identify searches in individual constituency areas.

Terrorism

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are believed by the Security Service to pose a direct threat to national security and public safety because of their support for terrorism. [260918]

Mr. Coaker: The Security Service will investigate individuals where there is cause for concern regarding their behaviour or activities. Where it is determined that an individual poses a direct threat to national security and public safety, the Security Service, in co-operation with the police, will take disruptive action. However, the number of individuals under investigation by the Security Service at any one time does not necessarily equate to the number of people who pose a direct threat. This is because the police and security and intelligence agencies will never have comprehensive coverage or surveillance so there could be extremist activities of which we are not aware.


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Communities and Local Government

Community Relations

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 584W, on community relations, which departments have spent money on Prevent-related projects and activities in each year since 2006; and how much has been spent on Prevent-related projects and activities in each such year. [262008]

Mr. Khan: Figures for funding in each financial year since 2006, where the primary goal is to prevent violent extremism are:

£

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

CLG

1,400,000

8,330,000

(1)20,500,000

DCSF

0

0

1,000,000

DIUS

0

0

(2)660,000

FCO

8,460,000

7,530,000

(2)14,320,000

HO

0

15,000,000

23,000,000

(1) Includes £12,000,000 Area Based Grant to local areas.
(2) To end of February 2009.

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals the Channel Project has identified as being vulnerable to becoming involved in violent extremism. [262907]

Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.

Between April 2007 and September 2008 Channel received around 178 referrals.

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are used by the Channel Project to determine whether an individual is vulnerable to becoming involved in violent extremism. [262908]

Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.

There is no single profile of a violent extremist. There are a range of factors and vulnerabilities that may facilitate the process of radicalisation. The prevent strategy: A guide for local partners includes a widely circulated description of the factors that might leave a person more susceptible to exploitation by violent extremists. Local partners, including the police and statutory and community partners, work together to assess an individual's vulnerability to becoming involved in violent extremism.

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at what point an individual is notified that they are the subject of a risk assessment as part of the Channel Project on determining whether or not they are vulnerable to becoming involved in violent extremism. [262909]

Mr. Coaker: I have been asked to reply.

Local partners determine, on a case by case basis, when and how to discuss with an individual the nature of their vulnerability.


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