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Firearms: Licensing Management System

Volume 699: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date the interface between the national firearms licensing management system and the police national computer became fully operational. [HL2068]

The rollout of the interface between the national firearms licensing management system and the police national computer was completed over the weekend of 22 and 23 September 2007.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there is a European connection of the national firearms licensing management system via the police national computer; and, if so, on what date this became operational. [HL2069]

There is no NFLMS link to Europe. However the SOCA international firearms tracing desk (IFTD) has been provided with read-only access to NFLMS to enable it to investigate the use of British-registered firearms used in international crimes. The IFTD will provides overseas law enforcement agencies with a point of contact through which checks on firearms believed to have provenance in the UK can be conducted.