HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc562-3W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the increase in the number and the violence of crimes involving firearms, he is content that equipment for the manufacture of .38 and .45 special calibre pistol ammunition is on sale and widely advertised, and that no firearm certificate is required to be in the ownership of those advertising, supplying or purchasing such ammunition.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Although the component parts of pistol ammunition are not subject to control under the Firearms Act 1968, it is an offence, without a firearm certificate, to possess such ammunition in its assembled form. I have no evidence that the use of home-made ammunition in crime presents a significant problem.