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Firearms

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many licensed firearms have been used for assassination or attempted assassination in Northern Ireland;(2) how many licensed firearms have been stolen in Northern Ireland since January 1973;(3) how many licensed firearms have been used for armed robbery in Northern Ireland since January 1973.

This information is not immediately available. I shall write to the hon. Member.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many hand guns have been stolen in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964;(2) how many rifles of larger calibre than ·22 have been stolen in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964;(3) how many ·22 rifles have been stolen in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964;(4) how many air rifles, gas rifles and air pistols have been stolen in each year since 1964;(5) how many shotguns have been stolen in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964;(6) how many firearms have been stolen from the police in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964.

Licences for:
Full year 1st August to 31st JulyPart year 1st November to 31st JulyPart year 1st August to 31st October (same year)Part year Any continuous period of 14 days
19642,840165110445
19652,825180135430
19663,0601,315140390
19672,11539090375
19683,6851,6451,5051,925
19691,245330310500
197092013535305
19719706030240
1972810851575
1973720110Nil50
19749501001580

This information is not immediately available. I shall write to the hon. Member.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many firearms have been stolen from the Army in Northern Ireland in each year since 1964.

The information is as follows:

196912
19701
197118
1972148
197355
197425
Figures for 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968 are not readily available.