HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 cc391-2W
Mrs. Kellett-Bowman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals or suspected criminals have been(a) shot and killed or(b) shot but not killed by the police, either whilst committing an offence or attempting to evade capture, in each of the five most recent years for which figures are available.

Mr. Brittan

The number of persons shot and killed by the police in England and Wales is as follows:

1979—to date 1
1978 2
1977 1
1976 Nil
1975 Nil
No central record is kept of persons injured as a result of the police use of firearms.