asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answer by Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 30 November (
WA 180–82), whether his unqualified statement "Air rifles and air pistols do not need any form of visitors permits" is correct. [HL264]
Lord Bassam of Brighton
The reply referred to was to a Question relating to firearms to be used at the Commonwealth Games in 2002. In that context the reply was correct. None of the air rifles and air pistols to be used in the Commonwealth Games shooting events will require any form of visitors permit.