HC Deb 19 December 1933 vol 284 c1113
59. Sir A. POWNALL

asked the Home Secretary whether he is prepared to set up an expert committee to consider what Amendments are desirable to the Firearms Act, 1920, in the interests of public safety?


I propose to appoint a committee with the following terms of reference: To consider the various types of firearms and similar weapons capable of being used for the discharge of missiles or noxious substances, and ammunition therefor, and to inquire and report whether, in the interests of public safety, any amendment of the existing law is necessary or desirable in respect of the definition or classification of such weapons and ammunition. Sir Archibald Bodkin has consented to act as chairman of the committee, and I hope it will be possible to complete its constitution in the course of a few days.