§ Mr. Carlisle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the total number of criminal offences known to the police in which firearms were used during the month of December, 1964, in the area of the Metropolitan Police, and in the rest of England, Scotland and Wales, respectively; and whether he will give the equivalent figures for the month of December, 1963.
§ Sir F. Soskice
The number of indictable offences in which firearms—including shot guns and air guns—were used, known to the police in the Metropolitan Police District in December, 1964, was 37; the corresponding figure for December, 1963, was 3.
I regret that this information is not available for the rest of England, Scotland or Wales.