§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons were murdered by the use of firearms in Scotland during 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively; how many were killed during armed robberies; and what were the weapons used in each case.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
In Scotland, no such cases were recorded in 1980.
In 1981, murders of four persons by the use of firearms were recorded, none during armed robberies. The weapons used were shotgun—three deaths—and rifle—one death.
Information for 1982 is not yet available.