HC Deb 16 March 1962 vol 655 c198W
Mr. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make rules, as provided for under the Firearms Act, 1937, declaring that airguns, air-rifles, and air-pistols are dangerous, and that no person may possess such weapons without a certificate from a chief officer of police; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. Leaving aside the merits, I am advised that the powers in the Act are not wide enough to enable me to make rules to this effect.