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Lear Fan Company

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the estimated value of each of the

1969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984Totals
Weapons recovered by the Security Forces in Northern Ireland
Machine guns3112853495443413233312538251520501
Rifles51042795335774652262752591881046213611847693,447
Shotguns4471361511671291358063463827443417281,146
Pistols/revolvers (handguns)21622735225205884163402091261278913911186703,780
Others15282245101277152293510579
Totals143247171,2641,5951,2608258375904003012034093172001979,453
Legally held weapons stolen in Northern Ireland
Royal Ulster Constabulary/Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve/Special Constabulary1114919293322121491119128231
Ulster Defence Regiment11221049824223124103751578
Army71153316137764421141131
Private5671753943952012512478852574510085891122,318
Totals6574936864792515332991187480511191131011223,258
Breakdown of weapons stolen
Bullet firing36326147231212134210145353312294721241,723
Shotguns24292817513511417216954334132695557751,262
Air weapons/miscellaneous*513439321619291966721112323273
Totals6574936864792515332991187480511191131011223,258
*Miscellaneous includes blank-firing weapons, muzzle loading weapons and antique weapons.

major facilities and specialist pieces of equipment for which grant aid was paid to the Lear Fan Company at the Newtownabbey factory.

Under the various agreements, Lear Fan Ltd. claimed, and the Government provided, about £3·6 million of grant assistance towards the purchase of equipment and modifications to facilities at Newtownabbey.The Lear Fan factories at Newtownabbey are owned by the Government. The various specialist pieces of equipment which were grant-aided form part of the company's assets over which the Government has a charge. The value of these assets will be assessed in due course by the receiver.