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Asylum Applications: Medical Evidence Of Torture

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether, if an asylum seeker claims that he or she has been tortured, additional time beyond the five days laid down in the White Paper on Immigration and Asylum will

or air weapons in any or all parts of the United Kingdom. [HL 3243]

Part of the brief of the Operational Policing Policy Unit is to ensure that statutory controls on firearms are in line with Ministers' objectives. The Government have indicated that they have no plans at present to introduce any further legislation on firearms. However, we will keep under close scrutiny all existing controls to see whether other measures are needed to safeguard the public.