HC Deb 07 March 1986 vol 93 c303W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has recived seeking the introduction of regulations to control the ownership and use of crossbows; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Since January 1985 we have received 43 letters about crossbows from hon. Members, 31 from members of the public and one from the Association of District Councils. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Drake (Miss Fookes) on 3 February at column 5.