asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether it is known how Douglas Pidgley, recently sentenced at the Old Bailey for armed robbery, obtained possession of a revolver, and, if it is not known, what steps are being taken to find out.
THE JOINT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (EARL BATHURST)
The weapon has not been traced, and it is not known how the1202WA prisoner obtained possession of it. Police inquiries will be continued as opportunity offers.