Amendment made: No. 162, in page 89, line 12, at end insert—
'(7A) It shall be a defence for any person charged in respect of any conduct of his relating to a weapon to which this section applies—
to prove that the conduct in question was only for the purposes of making the weapon available to a museum or gallery to which this subsection applies.
(7B) If a person acting on behalf of a museum or gallery to which subsection (7A) above applies is charged with hiring or lending a weapon to which this section applies, it shall be a defence for him to prove that he had reasonable grounds far believing that the person to whom he lent or hired it would use it only for cultural, artistic or educational purposes.
(7C) Subsection (7A) above applies to a museum or gallery only if it does not distribute profits.
(7D) In this section "museum or gallery" includes any institution which has as its purpose, or one of its purposes, the preservation, display and interpretation of material of historical, artistic or scientific interest and gives the public access to it.'— [Mr. John Patten.]