asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many weapons were stolen in Northern Ireland in 1986; and if he will indicate whether these were stolen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, Ulster Defence Regiment, the Army or private citizens; and if he will provide a breakdown according to whether the weapons were bullet-firing, shotguns, air weapons, etc.
[pursuant to his reply, 14 May 1987]: During 1986, 144 weapons were stolen in Northern Ireland.The breakdown is as follows:
|Bullet-firing weapons||Shotguns||Air weapons|
|Royal Ulster Constabulary||10||—||—|
|Ulster Defence Regiment||1||—||—|