Whilst I disagree with the Home Secretary (unless she means completing the mind numbing paperwork after a Stop and Search is a waste of time0 I cannot resist posting this, BounceBanana, eat your heart out! (again) From The Telegraph 'Waste of time' stop and search powers under threat, says May - Telegraph "Mrs May told the House of Commons that it takes police officers an estimated 312,000 hours a year to fill in paperwork required for the 1.2 million stop and searches carried out each year. She pointed out that on average only about 9% of the incidents result in an arrest and called the rate "far too low for comfort". Launching a new public consultation on a range of powers which allow officers to stop and search people and vehicles, Mrs May said it was unacceptable for law-abiding members of the public to be stopped simply because of their skin colour. She also told the House of Commons it may also be necessary to review the bureaucracy requiring officers to fill in a lengthy form which takes on average 16 minutes to complete every time they perform a stop and search. She said that in one force, Cumbria, only three per cent of stops lead to an arrest, while in Kent the figure is 19 per cent."