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, between what dates a rifle club was allowed to use space on the parliamentary estate; and what discussions members and officials of the House of Commons and House of Lords had on safety at the parliamentary rifle range.

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

The range was opened in 1916 and the decision to close it was taken by the House of Lords Administration and Works Committee on 20 January 2015. Assurances were routinely notified to the House Authorities regarding the safety and security arrangements as inspected by the Police.

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