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(North West Leicestershire)
Asked on: 13 May 2020
Home Office
Firearms: Licensing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office, how many UK companies have a licence to supply firearms.
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Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 27 May 2020

Data on how many UK companies have a licence to supply firearms is not available. The Home Office publishes statistics on the number of firearm dealers that are registered with the police in England and Wales. The latest figures on the number of firearm dealers is available from table 6 of the Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales Statistics - Financial Year 2018/19publication.

Information on future Home Office statistical release dates can be found in the ‘Research and statistics calendar’.

Statistics on Firearm Certificates on issue in Scotland are published by Police Scotland.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland lists its statistical outputs on the Statistics page of its website, but there are no series that are directly comparable to those for England and Wales.

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