HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 cc1233-4W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) killings and(b) crimes causing personal injury involving all types of firearms there were in each of the last six years for which records exist. [36152]

Mr. Denham

The requested details for homicides and injuries caused by use of firearms, injuries caused by the use of handguns, and offences involving handguns and firearms in general in England and Wales are given in

Chairs of Non-Departmental Public Bodies
Name Term Salary
Advisory Board on Restricted Patients:
Judge Valerie Pearlman* 3 months from 1 December 1997 Nil
Judge Elizabeth Fisher 3 years from 2 March 1998 Nil
Judge Elizabeth Fisher* 3 years from March 2001 Nil
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs:
Prof. David Grahame-Smith 1 year from 1 November 1997 Nil
Prof. Michael Rawlins 4 years from 1 November 1998 Nil
Alcohol Education and Research Centre:
Baroness Shreela Flather* 3 years from February 1999 Nil
Animal Procedures Committee:
Rev. Prof. Michael Banner 4 years from 1 February 1998 £200 per day
Rev. Prof. Michael Banner* 4 years from 1 February 2002 £206 per day
Commission for Racial Equality:
Sir Herman Ouseley* 2 years from 1 April 1998 £83,957pa
Gurbux Singh 4 years from May 2000 £111,755pa
Community Development Foundation:
Eddie O'Hara MP 3 years from 1 January 1998 Nil
Eddie O'Hara MP 3 years from January 2001 Nil
Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel:
Michael Lewer* 4 years from 1 April 1998 £57,728pa
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board:
Right hon. Lord Carlisle of Bucklow* 2 years from 1 April 1998 £38,486pa
Firearms Consultative Committee:
Lord Shrewsbury" 11 year from 16 December 98 Nil
David Penn 6 months from August 1999 Nil
David Penn* 2 years from February 2000 Nil
Gaming Board for Great Britain:
Peter Dean 3 years from 1 July 1998 £39,922pa
Peter Dean* 5 years from June 2001 £39,922pa

tables 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7 of 'Criminal Statistics England and Wales 2000', which was published in December 2001 and is available in the Library. The numbers of homicides in which a handgun was used are as follows:

Number of homicides using a handgun in England and Wales
19951 39
19961 30
19971 39
1998–992 32
1999–20002 42
2000–012 47
1 Calendar years
2 Years ending March

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