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Airguns: Licensing Policy

Volume 597: debated on Thursday 25 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they have any plans to legislate for the inclusion of low-powered airguns and air pistols in the firearms licensing scheme. [HL1167]

The Government have no plans at present to introduce legislation to require the certification of low-powered air guns. There are already laws in place to control the use and possession of these guns and we shall keep under close scrutiny the way in which they are used. In particular we have asked the Firearms Consultative Committee to look at the existing controls as part of their 1999 work programme.