HC Deb 18 June 1996 vol 279 c377W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many semi-automatic and pump action shotguns have been certified as shotguns after being modified from section 1 firearms classification under the terms of the Firearms Act 1988 in each year since the Act came into operation. [32882]

Mr. Maclean

Since the provisions of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 came into force, I understand that the proof houses at London and Birmingham have certified a total of 61,169 shotguns as modified in this manner. An annual breakdown of this figure is available only at disproportionate costs.