HC Deb 03 June 1986 vol 98 c517W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any plans to review the Firearms Acts in order to restrict the availability of semi-automatic shotguns; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Self-loading shotguns are subject to control under section 2 of the Firearms Act 1968 and chief officers of police have power under the Act to refuse to issue or renew a shotgun certificate in certain circumstances. We have no plans to introduce further restrictions on ownership.