Firearms

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 14 March 2003.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34497

To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been under the firearms legislation in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

The available information is given in the table.

Persons With a Charge Proved Under Firearms Legislation1 in Scottish Courts, 1997-2001

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Year

Persons With a Charge Proved

1997

310

1998

223

1999

180

2000

152

2001

153

Note:

1. Where the main offence was an offence under the Firearms Act 1968 or the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988.

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