§ Mr. Maclean
The latest available information on firearms dealers was published in the Home Office statistical bulletin "Firearm Certificate Statistics, England and Wales 1994", issue 11/95, copies of which can be found in the Library. The bulletin contains the information that 2, 521 firearms dealers were registered at 31 December 1994.
Figures for Scotland are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and figures for Northern Ireland are a matter for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.