§ 12. Mr. Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that mail order firms are indiscriminately distributing order forms for guns, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Bromley; and if he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to forbid this practice.
§ Mr. George Thomas
The question of the restrictions to be placed on the sale of firearms was fully discussed when the Firearms Act, 1965, was before the House. My right hon. Friend has no authority to prevent mail order or other firms advertising the lawful sale of firearms by distributing order forms, and while the operation of the existing law is kept under continuous review, he has no present proposals for introducing further legislation to prohibit this practice.