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14 January 2003

BBC News

Action is needed to tackle the illegal trade in firearms, Clare Short is set to tell an international conference in London. The international development secretary will say that the world's security and stability is threatened by illicit sales. Ms Short is to urge representatives from 60 nations to implement tough new controls on small arms such as sub-machine guns and assault rifles. The UK Government believes around 639m small arms are in... (

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