§ Ms Coffey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences for firearms and shotguns were(a) granted, (b) refused, (c) renewed and (d) varied for the last five years in Greater Manchester. 
§ Mr. Maclean
The information requested is published annually in Home Office statistical bulletins "Firearm Certificate Statistics, England and Wales" (tables 2 and 4), copies of which can be found in the Library. The bulletin references are 23/91, 19/92, 23/93, 22/94 and 11/95. Statistics for 1995 are not yet available.