Firearms

Home Department written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) firearms and (b) rounds of ammunition were seized by police forces in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office

holding answer 26 February 2007

The information requested is not currently collated centrally.

However, ACPOAssociation of Chief Police Officers—supported by the Home Office, are currently developing the national ballistics intelligence programme—NABIP—which will implement a national police firearms intelligence system incorporating: a registry of recovered weapons and ammunition, a tactical intelligence database and a police-based forensic capability to link firearm incidents. NABIP is due to be launched in April 2008.

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