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Firearms: Licensing

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to review firearm and air rifle licensing regulations. (182704)

Controls on firearms are kept under close scrutiny and changes made where necessary to secure public safety. The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 both included measures which further regulate the use and possession of air weapons and realistic imitation firearms. As recently announced, I will be consulting shortly on the introduction of stricter controls on deactivated firearms.