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British Shooting Sports Council

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he did not consult the British Shooting Sports Council between 20 August arid 22 September, the date on which he announced his initial proposals on firearms.

Following the tragic shootings at Hungerford and the level of public concern, it was right for the Government to make an early, considered response. In doing so, we took into account the well-known views of the various interests concerned, including those of the shooting community. We have since consulted widely on our proposals to improve firearms controls and this process is continuing.