§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland since 1995 in connection with the seizure or importation of illegal arms. [HL213]
§ Lord Falconer of Thoroton
There is no specific offence for the seizure or importation of illegal arms. There are a number of offences that relate specifically to firearms.
The manner in which information on arms finds is collated centrally precludes associating prosecutions with specific finds. As a result the information in the form requested is not readily available.