§ 77. Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving illegal use of firearms or the use of firearms for illegal purposes have been reported to the police in the Greater London area, and also in England and Wales, during the four months to the latest convenient date; how many persons have been injured by gunfire in those incidents during this period, and how many deaths have been caused by shooting; and if he will give the comparable figures for the same four months in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. George Thomas
During the last four months of 1964 one person was killed and 25 injured as a result of the discharge of firearms during the commission of indictable offences in the Metropolitan Police District; there were 97 offences in which firearms were used. The corresponding figures for 1963 were one person killed and 20 injured in connection with 29 indictable offences. Information for earlier years is not available. Nor is information available for England and Wales as a whole.