Firearms: Licensing

Home Department written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many revoked shotgun and firearms licences have been returned at a later date from 2010 to 2013.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

Once revoked and if the licence holder disputes the decision, a shotgun or firearms licence can only be restored by appeal through the Crown court. If the grounds for revocation are reconsidered by the police, the normal procedure is for the individual to apply for the grant of a new licence.

Statistics on reversals of revocations through the Crown court are not part of the required data returns.

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