Firearms: Licensing

Home Office written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Housing)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of firearms legally held in people's homes as opposed to being held for their owners by gun clubs.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

All firearms held in a person’s home must be licensed to the satisfaction of the police. In addition, shooting clubs need to be approved from the Home Office to show that they meet the criteria for Home Office approved shooting clubs.

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