Clause 30 - Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms

Part of Violent Crime Reduction Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Labour, Hackney North and Stoke Newington 12:30 pm, 25th October 2005

The hon. Gentleman asked why Ministers had introduced the Bill. Is he aware that the latest figures show that offences involving imitation firearms went up by 66 per cent. last year? [Interruption.]