asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether arrangements have been made to submit evidence on firearms controls to the inquiry being conducted by Lord Cullen into the events in Dunblane.
The Government submitted its evidence on firearms controls to Lord Cullen yesterday. With Lord Cullen's agreement, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary and my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland are today publishing the evidence. Copies have been placed in the Library. A copy of the evidence has been submitted to the Home Affairs Select Committee for its use in the separate inquiry which it is undertaking into handguns. Copies of the evidence have also been made available to the press, the police in England and Wales and Scotland, the Firearms Consultative Committee, the British Shooting Sports Council, and other shooting organisations. The Hone and Scottish Offices will provide copies on request to other organisations.