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Firearms Act 1968

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many convictions there have been in Scotland under section 18 of the Firearms Act 1968 since that legislation was enacted; and if he is satisfied with the operation of that section.

Information on the number of convictions under section 18 of the Firearms Act 1968 is not readily available. Statistics on the use of firearms in crime are published in "Criminal Statistics, Scotland 1978".I am not aware of any difficulty having arisen in the operation of that section of the 1968 Act.