§ 45. Mr. Weitzman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the concern arising from recent shooting incidents in north and north-east London; and what steps have been taken to inquire into the source of acquisition of firearms in these cases.
§ Sir F. Soskice
Yes. The police have reported 15 such incidents in the last three months, involving six shotguns, five pistols, one small-bore rifle and two air pistols. Arrests have been made in all cases. The firearms used in eight cases are known or believed to be stolen; inquiries are continuing into the sources of the firearms used in other incidents.