Guidance to police officers in respect of firearms

Part of Policing and Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 12th April 2016.

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Amendment made: 215, in clause 81, page 85, line 20, leave out from “must” to end of line 22 and insert

“have regard to any guidance issued under section 55A that is relevant to the appeal.”.—(Mike Penning.)

This amendment requires a court or sheriff hearing an appeal against a decision by the police under the Firearms Act 1968 to have regard to any guidance issued to chief officers of police under the new section 55A of that Act inserted by clause 81.