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Acpo: Administration And Licensing Of Firearms Sub-Committee

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 22 April

(WA 216), whether they will give the dates in the last 12 months on which members of the Association of Chief Police Officers Administration of Firearms and Explosives Licensing Sub-Committee attended the Home Office working group on:

  • (a) the Reference Panel on Historic Firearms:
  • (b) the Firearms Forms; and
  • (c) the Approved Club Criteria;
  • and whether they will give the names of all committee members attending, and any others present at each of these meetings. [HL1649]

    Details of those attending each meeting of the working groups (including members absent) for each date on which the groups met are set out below:

    The Historic Firearms Reference Panel
    6 May 1997
    Mr. Widdecombe (Chair)Home Office
    Mr. BarrettHome Office
    Deputy Chief Constable BennetFife Constabulary
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police
    Mr. LobbNorthamptonshire Police
    Mr. McCollCambridgeshire Constabulary
    Mr. MilnerRegistered Firearms Dealer
    Mr. PennImperial War Museum
    Mr. PitcherLondon Proof House
    Dr. RoadsHistoric Arms Rescue
    Mr. WarlowForensic Science Service
    Mr. WoodendMinistry of Defence Pattern Room
    Mr. Worth (Secretary)Home Office

    12 September 1997

    Mr. Widdecombe (Chair)Home Office
    Mr. BarrettHome Office
    Deputy Chief Constable BennetFife Constabulary
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police
    Mr. LobbNorthamptonshire Police
    Mr. McCollCambridgeshire Constabulary
    Mr. MilnerRegistered Firearms Dealer
    Mr. PennImperial War Museum
    Mr. PitcherLondon Proof House
    Dr. RoadsHistoric Arms Rescue
    Mr. WarlowForensic Science Service
    Mr. WoodendMinistry of Defence Pattern Room
    Mr. Worth (Secretary)Home Office

    17September 1997

    Mr. Widdecombe (Chair)Home Office
    Mr. BarrettHome Office
    Chief Inspector MorrisSouth Wales Constabulary
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police
    Mr. LobbNorthamptonshire Police
    Mr. McCollCambridgeshire Constabulary
    Mr. MilnerRegistered Firearms Dealer
    Mr. PennImperial War Museum
    Dr. RoadsHistoric Arms Rescue
    Mr. WarlowForensic Science Service
    Mr. Worth (Secretary)Home Office

    The Forms Working Group

    19 February 1998

    Mr. BarrettHome Office
    Mr. WorthHome Office
    Mr. MoffatFife Constabulary
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police
    Sergeant JohnsonMerseyside Police
    Mr. McCollCambridgeshire Constabulary
    Ms RogersSouth Wales Constabulary
    Mr. CarterDirector, The Gun Trade Association Ltd.
    Mr. Ewing OBENational Rifle Association
    Mr. HarrimanAssociation British Shooting Sports Council
    Mr. PhillipsOffice of Legislative Affairs
    Mr. MalbonThe Sportsman's Association
    Mr. PennImperial War Museum/Muzzle Loaders Association

    The Clubs Criteria Working Group

    21 April 1997

    Mr. BoneHome Office
    Mr. BottomleyHome Office
    Mr. CourtneyMuzzle Loaders Association
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police
    Mr. EwingFirearms Consultative Committee/National Rifle Association
    Mr. HoareBritish Shooting Sports Council/Firearms Consultative Committee/National Rifle Association
    Mr. PennFirearms Consultative Committee/Muzzle Loaders Association
    Mr. TolleyWest Mercia Police
    Mr. Worth (Secretary) (apologies were received from Mr. Lodge, Scottish Office)Home Office

    17 November 1997

    Mr. Barrett (Chair)Home Office
    Mr. CourtneyMuzzle Loaders Association
    Superintendent DuncanGrampian Police

    Mr. EwingFirearms Consultative Committee/National Rifle Association
    Mr. HoareBritish Shooting Sports Council/Firearms Consultative Committee/National Rifle Association
    Mr. GroothuisFirearms Licensing Officer,
    Hampshire Constabulary
    Chief Inspector TalbotHampshire Constabulary
    Mr. Bottomley (Secretary) (apologies from Mr. Fruin, Home Office and Ms McGlynn, Scottish Office)Home Office