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Firearms Legislation

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether it is their intention to introduce further controls, by changes to licensing or otherwise, in respect of the possession and use of (a) firearms, (b) shotguns, (c) air weapons, in the next Session of Parliament, and in particular whether they intend to do so by means of either a Firearms Bill or an amendment to some other Bill. [HL 3235]

The Government have no plans at present to introduce any further legislation on firearms controls. The existing controls will, however, be kept under close scrutiny to see whether other measures are needed to safeguard the public.