§ 26. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of state for the Home Department if he will take steps to prepare and lay before Parliament a detailed report on the extent of injuries 192W as a result of robberies where firearms and other dangerous weapons are used and the extent of disabilities suffered by the victims of robberies with violence.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The annual "Criminal Statistics for England and Wales" include information about injuries resulting from all offences in which firearms were reported to have been used. In 1980, the latest year for which figures are available, two fatal, 15 serious and 54 slight injuries resulted from robberies in which firearms were used. Corresponding information is not available centrally on robberies in which other weapons were used, nor on the extent of disabilities suffered.