Home Office written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Black of Brentwood Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the law relating to the purchase and possession of air guns in England, in the light of the increasing number of shootings of cats being recorded by the RSPCA.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

There are currently no plans to review the laws in place for the purchase and possession of air weapons. Animal cruelty is abhorrent. It is already an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal, and all such incidents should be reported to the police who have the necessary powers to investigate.

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