Firearms: Licensing

Home Office written question – answered on 5th April 2019.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to introduce guidance on statutory firearms licensing.

Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans does he have to consult representatives of the shooting community to help ensure the effectiveness of licensing arrangements under statutory firearms licensing guidance.

Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) steps he has taken and (b) resources he has allocated to open a public consultation on statutory firearms licensing guidance by July 2019.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government intends to launch a public consultation on the introduction of statutory guidance to the police on firearms licensing before summer re-cess. The statutory guidance will be issued after conclusion of the consulta-tion, and will be informed by it.

The consultation will be open to the public, including representatives of the shooting community. The Home Office will absorb the costs of the consultation as part of its responsibility for firearms licensing policy.

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