HC Deb 02 November 1993 vol 231 c179W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has on the number of armed attacks where it has subsequently been discovered that the criminal had used replica guns.

Mr. Maclean

The available information relates to offences recorded by the police in which imitation firearms were reported to have been used. This information is published in "Criminal Statistics England and Wales 1991", tables 3.4 and 3.5. The figures include replica firearms and all other types of imitation firearms including toys. A copy of this publication can be found in the Library.