Amendment 95

Part of Offensive Weapons Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of The Earl of Erroll The Earl of Erroll Crossbench 5:15 pm, 4th March 2019

My Lords, people have spoken to me about this and, from what I understand, these weapons are only used now in international competition. If I am right, it would be sad if we were to lose our ability to take part in them. I cannot see what the problem is, given that these weapons have not been used in terrorist incidents. I also understand that it is hard to get hold of armour-piercing and dangerous ammunition, which is not used in international target competition. You have to find a terrorist source, effectively, to get that; a casual thief would not be able to handle it. The additional security proposed by the noble Earl, Lord Attlee, would be satisfactory and enable Britain to take part in international competition.