§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to acquire the information required to total the number of firearms certificates and shotgun certificates which were in force in England and Wales on 31 December 1989.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
[holding answer 23 July 1990]: The number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue at 31 December 1988 was published in Home Office statistical bulletin 18/89, a copy of which is in the Library. Information relating to 31 December 1989 will also be published soon in a Home Office statistical bulletin.