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Certain Firearms Offences To Be Triable Only On Indictment

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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'In Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27) (prosecution and punishment of offences) for the entries relating to offences under section 5(1) (possessing or distributing prohibited weapons or ammunition) and section 5(1A) (possessing or distributing other prohibited weapons) there is substituted—

"Section 5(1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae) or (c)Possessing or distributing prohibited weapons or ammunition.On indictment10 years or a fine, or both
Section 5(1)(b)Possessing or distributing prohibited weapon designed for discharge of noxious liquid etc.(a) Summary (b) On indictment6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum, or both 10 years or a fine, or both.
Section 5(1A)(a)Possessing or distributing firearm disguised as other object.On indictment10 years or a fine, or both.
Section 5(1A)(b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g)Possessing or distributing other prohibited weapons.(a) Summary6 months or a fine of the statutory maximum, or both
(b) On indictment10 years or a fine, or both.".'—

[Paul Goggins.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.