§ 97. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision he has made on the request made to him by the Association of Municipal Corporations to ban the sale and use of air-pistols to all children under 17 years of age; and whether he will take similar action in the case of catapults, in view of the dangers involved.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
My right hon. and learned Friend has informed the Association that there is no evidence before him which would justify the introduction of legislation to amend the relevant provisions of the existing law, which are based on the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on the Statutory Definition and Classification of Firearms and Ammunition. He does not think it would be practicable to deal with catapults as the hon. Member suggests.