HC Deb 03 August 1961 vol 645 cc215-6W
66. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what prowess he has made in his consultation with chief officers of police concerning the misuse of guns by young people; what action he proposes to take; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my hon. and learned Friend the Minister of State on the Second Reading of the Game Licences and Gun Licences (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill on 10th March. In that statement he summarised the outcome of my consultations with chief officers of police, and outlined the Government's views about controlling the use of airguns and shotguns by young people. I am considering, in the light of the proceedings on the Bill, whether further action is called for.