§ Lord Lucas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
With reference to the table on page 30 of their consultation paper Controls on Firearms, published in May 2004, how many of the recorded crimes in each year and each category were committed with registered handguns, rifles or shotguns.[HL2885]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Details of the legal status of firearms used in recorded crimes are not generally available, but it is thought that most, if not all, will be illegally held.