§ Mr. HAYES
asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of toy pistols and revolvers imported into this country during the past 12 months for which figures are available and the countries of origin, and similar information in respect of the lethal weapons?
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Separate particulars as to the number of toy pistols and revolvers imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland are not available. The number of revolvers and pistols registered as imported during the year 1927 amounted to 4,916, of which 2,348 were consigned from Germany, 2,273 from 39W Belgium and 285 from the United States of America. It is understood that the great bulk of the imports from Germany are not lethal firearms.
§ Mr. HAYES
asked the Home Secretary the number of applications made within the Metropolitan police district during the year 1927 for certificates under the Firearms Act, 1920, in respect of the possession of a firearm; the number granted; the number of certificates revoked during the year; the number of applications made for the renewal of certificates granted three years previously; and the number in which renewal was granted?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
In the Metropolitan police district in 1927 there were 1,714 grants of firearm certificates, 1,387 renewals of certificates granted three years earlier, and 722 issues of certificates in renewal of previous certificates granted outside the district. There were 46 refusals and eight revocations.