HL Deb 12 December 1985 vol 469 c454WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When an analysis was last conducted in police forces of the cost of administering the shotgun licence fee scheme; and what was the estimated net cost of administering the system.

Lord Glenarthur

A costings exercise was conducted in sample police forces in December 1981. The net cost of administering the shotgun certificate system in Great Britain in 1981–82 was then estimated to be £567,986. The costing method for the current review of firearms fees is based on the recommended certification procedures set out in the 1984 report of the joint Home Office/Association of Chief Police Officers Working Party on the Administration of the Firearms Act 1968, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.