§ 63. Sir W. Darling
asked the Lord Advocate if he is satisfied that the present penalty of £5 for carrying a revolver with ammunition without a licence is adequate, in view of recent attacks upon unarmed police in Glasgow and elsewhere.
§ The Lord Advocate
The penalty for each offence of this nature under existing legislation is not £5 but a fine not exceeding £50, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both. These penalties seem to me adequate where the only question is whether there has been a contravention of the Firearms Act, 1937, Section 1.