HC Deb 04 February 1965 vol 705 cc303-4W
33. Mr. Prior

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of crimes involving firearms is attributable to the use of shotguns.

Sir F. Soskice

The Commissioner of Police informs me that during the years 1961–64 inclusive the proportion of indictable offences involving the use of firearms known to the police in the Metropolitan Police District in which shotguns were used was 11 per cent., 6 per cent., 7 per cent., and 26 per cent. respectively.

Information for the rest of the country is not available, but I am taking steps to obtain it.

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