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Firearms Act 1968

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Firearms Act 1968 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what percentage of these offences (a) resulted in court proceedings against suspected perpetrators, (b) led to a conviction and (c) resulted in a sanction detection. (196024)

The information requested is not available. Offences under this legislation are recorded in either the ‘Possession of weapons’ or ‘Firearms Act 1968 and other Firearms Acts’ offence classifications and cannot be separately identified from other offences within those classifications. As a result, information on the percentage which resulted in court proceedings and convictions for those offences cannot be provided.