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TV Investigation into Firearms

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of The Earl of Shrewsbury The Earl of Shrewsbury Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether personnel from Meridian TV and BBC TV Kent were authorised by the Home Secretary to possess and use weapons prohibited by Section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 which were lent to them by Kent County Constabulary as part of the production process of a TV investigation into firearms transmitted on 21 March; and, if so, whether they will place a copy of the Home Secretary's authority in the Library of the House.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Asylum and Immigration), Home Office, Minister (Home Office) (Asylum & Immigration)

No such authorisation was applied for or granted.

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