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Legal Firearms

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many legal firearms there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. (126349)

The Chief Constable has provided the following table showing the number of legal firearms in Northern Ireland at 31 March in each of the years requested.

Number of firearms held on firearm certificates

Total

31 March 2003

142,757

31 March 2004

144,647

31 March 2005

144,554

31 March 2006

138,302

7 March 2007

136,896