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Replica Firearms

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to reduce the (a) sale and (b) purchase of replica guns in the UK. [114079]

It is difficult to devise a suitable working definition for the purposes of restricting the sale or purchase of replica firearms. We are, however, introducing in the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill a new offence of having an imitation firearm in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.