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Stolen Weapons

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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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 weaponsShotgunsAir weapons
Royal Ulster Constabulary10
Ulster Defence Regiment1
Private Citizens149423