New Clause 6 - Firearms: power of Secretary of State to alter fees

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 16th July 2013.

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‘(1) Section 43 of the Firearms Act 1968 (power of Secretary of State to alter fees) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (1) insert—

“(1A) Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must consult with chief police officers to ensure the level of fees collected by the police under sections 32 and 35 are sufficient for the police to recoup the costs they incur through the administration and assessment of firearms licences made under this Act.”.’.—(Mr Hanson.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 11.

Division number 15 Decision Time — New Clause 6 - Firearms: power of Secretary of State to alter fees

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 11 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.