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Northern Ireland: Arms Finds
15 January 2001
Volume 620
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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many arms finds there have been in Northern Ireland since 1995 on a yearly basis; and what number of items were recovered. [HL212]

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Information in relation to the number of arms finds is not readily available. However the following table shows the quantity of firearms, ammunition, explosives and detonators recovered in Northern Ireland since 1995.

DateFirearmsAmmunition (Rounds)Explosives (kgs)Detonators
1/1/95–31/12/9511817,690512
1/1/96–31/12/969810,7011,67713
1/1/97–31/12/971058,8041,25843
1/1/98–31/12/988812,18988343
1/1/99–31/12/9911316,4728944
1/1/00–31/12/0013210,37630946
NB: Figures from 1/4/00 are provisional.