This consultation seeks views on the police powers of stop and search, specifically under the following legislation:
• Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)
• Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
• Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Scope of consultation: This consultation concerns those powers used in relation to street crime, burglary, anti-social behaviour, and public order offences such as riots and violent protests.
Stop and search powers under counter-terrorism legislation have been the subject of recent changes and are not within the scope of this consultation.