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Orders of the Day — Firearms (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:45 am on 25th May 1988.

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Amendment proposed: No. 53, in page 6, line 28, leave out 'will have' and insert `has a good reason for having'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 54, in page 6, line 30, leave out from 'ammunition,' to end of line 31 and insert `for purchasing or acquiring it, while he is a visitor to Great Britain;'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 55, in page 6, line 32, leave out 'will have' and insert `has a good reason for having'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 56, in page 6, leave out line 34, and insert `for purchasing or acquiring it, while he is such a visitor.'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordinglycalled upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 57 in page 6, line 36, leave out from 'believe' to 'that' in line 38 and insert—

  1. '(a) that his possession of the weapons or ammunition in question would represent a danger to the public safety or to the peace; or
  2. (b)'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

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Amendment proposed: No. 58, in page 7, line 3, at end insert— '(5A) A single application (a "group application") may be made under this section for the grant of not more than twenty permits to persons specified in the application if it is shown to the satisfaction of the chief officer of police that their purpose in having the weapons in question in their possession while visiting Great Britain is—

  1. (a) using them for sporting purposes on the same private premises during the same period; or
  2. (b) participating in the same competition or other event or the same series of competitions or other events.'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 59, in page 7, line 5, leave out from beginning to 'shall' in line 7 and insert 'on the grant of a permit under this section a fee of £12 except that where six or more permits are granted on a group application the fee shall be £60 in respect of those permits taken together.(6A) Subsection (6) above'.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House proceeded to a Division, and MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER stated that he thought that the Ayes had it; and, on his decision being challenged, it appeared to him that the Division was unnecessarily claimed, and he accordingly called upon the Members who supported and challenged his decision successively to rise in their places, and he declared that the Ayes had it.

Amendment agreed to.