Inland Post (Shotguns)

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th December 1966.

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Photo of Mr Kevin McNamara Mr Kevin McNamara , Kingston upon Hull North 12:00 am, 7th December 1966

asked the Postmaster-General what regulations cover the dispatch of shotguns by post.

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

Provided they come within the normal weight and size limits, are unloaded and adequately packed, shotguns are admissible in the inland post.

Photo of Mr Kevin McNamara Mr Kevin McNamara , Kingston upon Hull North

Would not my hon. Friend agree that in view of the publicity about the ease of getting shotguns, the sale of them by mail order stores should be stopped?

Photo of Mr Joseph Slater Mr Joseph Slater , Sedgefield

I know that this matter has received publicity, but I must remind my hon. Friend that the question of measures for controlling the availability of firearms is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home secretary.