HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 c846W
Colonel Mills

asked the Home Secretary whether he can simplify the procedure under which a young officer in the Army can be supplied with a duly licensed revolver by a relative or friend who no longer needs one, thus reducing the demand on ordnance for such weapons?

Mr. H. Morrison

While in the interest' of public safety, the transfer of firearms must be made subject to official authorisation, it is fully recognised that no obstacles should be placed in the way of serving officers acquiring revolvers from relatives or friends. The procedure for this purpose is simpler, and I am sure that in all such cases the police will be ready to give the necessary authorisation promptly.