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Volume 80: debated on Thursday 13 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 June 1985, c. 480]: Information in the form requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.