Air Rifles

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:11 pm on 9th October 2017.

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Photo of Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan Chair, Treasury Committee, Chair, Treasury Committee 10:11 pm, 9th October 2017

Karin Smyth mentioned the case that occurred in Loughborough over the summer, although I am not going to talk about it because it is still subject to investigation and potentially other proceedings. She highlighted that a number of incidents have, tragically, involved young children. Will the Minister consider—perhaps this is something that we might write to him about in a review—whether there is an argument for saying that when air rifles are handled while children are around, there should be extra requirements on the behaviour of adults, if I may put it like that? That might provide an additional safeguard.