Offensive Weapons

Home Office written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Conservative, Sevenoaks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposals in the consultation on offensive and dangerous weapons, published in October 2017, to prohibit the private ownership of items on the offensive weapons list on people who currently possess such items; and what guidance her Department plans to issue to people on the legality of continued possession of such items.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government’s consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons closed on 9 December 2017. We are currently considering the responses and the Government will publish its response to the consultation in early 2018.

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