Airguns (Young Persons)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Tom Iremonger Mr Tom Iremonger , Ilford North 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many accidents due to airguns discharged by boys under 17 years of age were reported to the police in 1938, and in 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959, respectively; what has been the outcome of his discussions with representative chief officers of police on the best way of dealing with the problem; and whether he now intends to introduce legislation on the subject.