HL Deb 14 October 1997 vol 582 c117WA
Lord Burton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many certificates in each constabulary in Great Britain in each of the last three months are or have been awaiting grant, renewal or variation for carbines of pistol calibres; and how many such applications in each such month have been refused or subsequently withdrawn by the applicant.

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The annual statistical bulletin which gives details about the issue of firearms and shotgun certificates is based upon an annual aggregate return from individual police forces. The most recent figures, for 1996, were published on 31 July 1997. The information does not, however, contain specific information about carbines of pistol calibres; there is no clear legal or technical definition of these calibres.