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Firearms: Databases

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will establish a central register for firearms (a) seized and (b) disposed of by police services in England and Wales. (176296)

The Home Office does not collate information on the number of firearms seized by police forces. The new National Ballistics Intelligence Database, which will start being implemented this year, may provide an overall picture of firearms seizures in future.