HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc185-6W
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.