HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 cc658-9W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table in the Official Report to show (a) how many firearms, by type, handguns, rifles, shotguns or fully automatic weapons, were seized by the security forces in Northern Ireland in the first six months of the current year; and for each type how many were legally held weapons stolen by terrorist organisation from (i) civilians, (ii) the Royal Ulster Constabulary. (iii) the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, (iv) the Ulster Special Constabulary, (v) the Ulster Defence Regiment and (vi) the Regular Army.

Mr. Scott

[pursuant to his reply, 23 July 1986]: This statistical information is not yet available. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

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