§ Mr. Robert Cooke
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 287W 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