§ Viscount THURSO
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many convictions there have been for offences relating to shotgun certificates since the introduction of these certificates.93WA
§ Lord BELSTEAD
Shotgun certificates were introduced on 1st May 1968 under the Criminal Justice Act 1967. The numbers of convictions for principal offences relating to shotgun certificates in the years 1976 to 1978 are given in the following table. Information prior to 1976 could he provided only at disproportionate cost.
Offenders found guilty at magistrates' courts of principal offences relating to shotgun certificates England and Wales Number of offenders 1976 2,045 1977 2,070 1978 1,866