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Surrendered Arms And Ammunition (Disposal)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the final disposal of arms and ammunition which were surrendered under the recent amnesty.

Arms and ammunition surrendered under the amnesty are handed over to the War Office for disposal. Weapons suitable for Army use are retained. Prohibited and unuseable weapons are mutilated and disposed of as scrap. I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War regarding the disposal of the remainder. Ammunition is broken up.