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Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table in the Official Report to show (a) how many firearms, by type, namely, handguns, rifles, shotguns or fully automatic weapons, were seized by the security forces in Northern Ireland in each year since 1969; and in each year and for each type how many were legally held weapons stolen by terrorist organisations from (i) civilians, (ii) the Royal Ulster Constabulary, (iii) the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, (iv) the Ulster Special Constabulary, (v) the Ulster Defence Regiment and (vi) the Regular Army.