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Terrorism

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many persons in each year since 1 January 1969 are known to have been killed by a legally-held weapon that had been stolen from its owner; in each case what kind of weapon was used; and in each year how many persons were murdered by shooting by a terrorist organisation;(2) if he will publish a table in the

Official Report showing for each year since 1 January 1969 the number of persons who have used their own legally-held (i) rifle, (ii) handgun and (iii) shotgun, to commit a murder connected with the terrorist campaign in Northern Ireland; how many other murders, or cases of manslaughter by shooting, by the holder of a legally-held firearm, using that firearm, in each of the categories listed are known; and if he will make a statement.