HC Deb 01 July 1955 vol 543 c53W
Mr. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to make a statement on steps to be taken to control dangerous toys, details of which have been supplied to him.

Major Lloyd-George

The sale and possession of live ammunition is strictly controlled by the Firearms Act, 1937, and under the Prevention of Crime Act, 1953, it is an offence for anyone without lawful authority or reasonable excuse to have with him in any public place any offensive weapon.

The toy of which details have been supplied to me is a harmless imitation bullet and in my view it does not provide grounds for thinking that an amendment of the law is called for.

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