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Police (Weapon Training)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in England and Wales were given training in the use of hand guns and/or rifles during each of the last three complete years for which records are kept.

This is a matter for each chief officer of police, and I regret that the information could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in England and Wales were given training in the use of automatic firearms during each of the last three complete years for which records are kept.

No police force in England and Wales possesses or uses such weapons, and I am not aware of any training given to any police officer.