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Home Department written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

holding answer 17 January 2011

The Crossbows Act 1987 made it an offence to sell or hire a crossbow to a person under the age of 17 and for a person under the age of 17 to purchase or possess a crossbow. Section 44 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 changed this to a person under the age of 18.

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