Air Rifles

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 9th October 2017.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport) 10:00 pm, 9th October 2017

My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. I became aware of this issue when cats in my constituency were shot and I looked into it. We now know that over 1,800 cats have been shot since 2012. Cats Protection has a live petition, which already has 72,000 signatures, calling for the licensing of airguns. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is time we updated our legislation in line with Scotland and Northern Ireland?