HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc420-1W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what amounts of CS gas and plastic or rubber bullets have been distributed to the police; and what quantities of each are now held by each of the 43 police forces.

Mr. Mayhew

Some 5,000 baton rounds and 1,000 CS projectiles of a type suitable for use in public disturbances though only as a last resort, are held in police forces. We do not think that it would be appropriate to give details of the distribution of this equipment.