Palace of Westminster: Gun Sports

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, further to the published FOI House of Lords disclosure log entitled Parliamentary rifle range [FOI 988], what verification steps were taken to ensure firearms were held in locked cabinets in compliance with the Firearms Act 1968.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Routine external inspections were carried out by the Police, consistent with the practices applied to other private rifle clubs and ranges. Ad hoc internal checks were carried out by Black Rod and Black Rod staff.

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