HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 cc81-2W
Mr. William Ross

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the fee for (a) a new firearms certificate, (b) renewal of a firearms certificate, and (c) variation of a firearms certificate, and indicate the categories of firearms for which a firearms certificate is needed.

Mr. Mayhew

The current fees, which came into effect on 1 July 1980 under the Firearms (Variation of Fees) Order 1980, are as follows:

Level of fee
(a) Grant of a firearm certificate £25
(b) Renewal of a firearm certificate £20
(c) Any variation of a firearm certificate (otherwise than when it is renewed or replaced at the same time) so as to increase the number of firearms to which the certificate relates £20

A valid firearm certificate is required for the possession, purchase and acquisition of any firearm within the meaning of section 57 of the Firearms Act 1968, other than a shotgun with a barrel not less than 24 inches in length, or an air weapon not of a type designated as specially dangerous. Exemptions from these requirements are contained in sections 7 to 15, 54 and 58(1) of the Act.