HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc286-7W
Mr. Robert Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representatives of the gun trade, sporting interests, gun collectors, museums and auction rooms and dealers in antique and veteran firearms sit on his working party on the control of firearms; and how these interests will be represented on his working party.

Mr. Carlisle

The working party on whose report the Green Paper on control of firearms is based is no longer in being. Its membership, which was set out in the answer which I gave on 19th June to a Question by the hon. Member for Bradford, North (Mr. Ford), did not include representatives of the interests referred to, but it took account of views expressed by the Long Room Committee, representing the gun trade and sporting interests, and the Imperial War Museum. The Green Paper was published to allow all those interested to comment on the Government's provisional proposals, and

Persons found guilty in England and Wales
1962 1967 1972 Percentage variation in 1972 by comparison with 1962
Murder 31 63 79 + 154.8
Attempted murder 30 38 29 − 3.3
Threat or conspiracy to murder 16 31 61 + 281.3
Manslaughter 97 158 217 + 123.7