HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 c386W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider issuing shotgun licences and firearm certificates on a five-yearly basis.

Mr. Whitelaw

An increase in the period of validity of certificates would require legislation. As I said in reply to a question by my hon. Friend on 6 March, I have no plans to introduce legislation on firearms.—[Vol. 980, c. 293.]