§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in each of the last two year, how many(a) pistols, (b) other handguns, (c) sub-machine guns, (d) rifles, (e) other firearms and (f) shotguns seized subsequently by the police, or surrendered under amnesty to the police, in (i) Manchester, (ii) Liverpool and (iii) the Metropolitan police areas, have been used in a crime, or have been seized by the police as being in the possession of persons conspiring to commit a crime; how many had been previously deactivated in accordance with the requirements of the Firearms Act 1988, and subsequently illegally reactivated; and in each category, how many were fitted with a sound modulator or silencer. 
§ Mr. Maclean
Information on seizures of firearms, on sound moderators and on silencers is not available. There have been no firearms amnesties in the areas referred to in the past two years.
I shall write to the hon. Member with the available information about illegally reactivated firearms, which is being obtained from the Forensic Science Service.526W