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Smuggling: Firearms

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many firearms were intercepted at UK borders in each of the last five years. (193964)

The following table provides data on the number of firearms seized by HM Revenue and Customs for the financial years 2002 to 2007. The figures do not include stun guns (electric shock devices) or self-defence sprays (pepper sprays and CS gas canisters) or parts of firearms.

Financial year

Number of firearms seized

2002-03

264

2003-04

293

2004-05

381

2005-06

759

2006-07

376