Clause 30 - Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms

Part of Violent Crime Reduction Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Joe Benton Joe Benton Labour, Bootle 12:15 pm, 25th October 2005

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Government amendment No. 302.

Amendment No. 266, in clause 30, page 33, line 14, at end insert—

'(9A) For the purposes of this Act, ''imitation firearm'' means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile which is capable of being mistaken for a firearm for which either a certificate under section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968, or the authority of the Secretary of State under section 5(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 would be required.'.

Amendment No. 267, in clause 30, page 33, line 14, at end insert—

'(9A) The definition of ''imitation firearm'' in section 57(4) of the Firearms Act 1968 means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet or other missile which is capable of being mistaken for a firearm for which either a certificate under section 1 of this Act, or the authority of the Secretary of State under section 5 of this Act would be required.'.

Government new clause 21—Meaning of ''realistic imitation firearm''.