HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c200W
19. Mrs. Rumbold

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence he has of the use of catapults in the commission of criminal offences; and if he will take steps to require the licensing of these weapons.

Mr. Raison

Information collected centrally does not separately identify those offences in which catapults were reported to have been used. We are not persuaded that a licensing system is justified or would be effective.