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Firearms

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many firearms and of what types have been (a) stolen and (b) recovered from (i) the Regular Army, (ii) the Ulster Defence Regiment, (iii) the Royal Ulster Constabulary and (iv) the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Revolvers/Pistols

Light Machine Guns

Rifles

Others

Stolen

Recovered

Stolen

Recovered

Stolen

Recovered

Stolen

Recovered

RVC

198396
198463
198552
1986951
198763

RUCR

198331
19842
198511
19862
198741

Notes:

1. Recoveries indicated in 1983 refers only to those weapons stolen in 1983 and not before.

2. Recoveries indicated from 1984–87 are in respect of recovery of weapons stolen in the years 1983–1987.