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Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on negotiations to allow Olympic target pistol shooters to train and compete in the UK. (168215)

[holding answer 26 November 2007]: Agreement has been reached in principle on the use of Ministry of Defence ranges by a small squad of elite pistol shooters. To enable this to take place I propose to use my powers under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968. Scottish Ministers have also agreed in principle to exercise their powers in a similar manner in respect of Scotland. As a next step we will be meeting the national governing bodies to establish the final details.