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Firearms: West Yorkshire

Question for Home Office

UIN 16264, tabled on 15 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are in possession of a firearms licence registered in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire.

Answered on

23 June 2021

All persons acquiring, or in possession of, a firearm or shotgun must hold a certificate issued by the chief officer of the police force area in which they reside unless they are otherwise exempt.

The Home Office publishes annual figures for each police force in England and Wales on the number of firearm and/or shotgun certificate holders. The latest figures on the number of firearms certificate holders is available from table 13 of the Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales Statistics - Financial Year 2019/20publication.

Data for year ending March 2021 will be made available on 15 July 2021.

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