HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc895-6W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths were attributable to firearms in the last year in Portsmouth, South; how many of these were with licensed firearms; and if he will make a statement. [64725]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

There were no deaths attributable to firearms, recorded by the police in Hampshire for 2000–01 (year ending March).

The Home Office firearms database does not hold figures for locations below police force area. Information relating to the number of licensed firearms is recorded on a calendar basis, figures for 2001 are not currently available.

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