HC Deb 24 March 1969 vol 780 c219W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation authorising chief constables to grant firearm certificates in respect of .38 revolvers to qualified veterinary surgeons for the humane destruction of savage or badly maimed animals where and when the use of a humane killer is not possible.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The Firearms Act, 1968, already enables a chief officer of police to grant a firearm certificate to an applicant who,inter alia, has a good reason for possessing this type of weapon. A. person aggrieved by a refusal may appeal to quarter sessions.