HC Deb 15 November 1977 vol 939 c209W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many kneecappings have taken place in Northern Ireland in 1977; and in how many of these cases legally held firearms have been used or known to have been used.

Mr. Mason

A total of 113 punishment shootings have been recorded in 1977 to 14th November. It is not possible, without disproportionate cost, to provide figures for the number of legally held firearms used or known to have been used in these incidents.