HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 c580W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he has given to police authorities about establishing whether applicants for firearm certificates have been convicted of crime within the meaning of Section 21 of the Firearms Act, 1968.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

My right hon. Friend has suggested that applicants for firearm certificates should be asked to state any offences of which they have been found guilty, and to provide certain personal particulars, so as to enable the police to make a check against criminal records.