HC Deb 24 January 1973 vol 849 c170W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the penalty for being found in illegal possession of firearms.

Mr. Carlisle

The Criminal Justice Act 1972 has already increased the maximum penalties for the illegal possesion of firearms, with effect from 1st January 1973, and my right hon. Friend thinks that these penalties are now generally adequate.