§ Sir Gerard Vaughan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to introduce legislation to bring crossbows under similar control as firearms; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The Crossbows Act 1987, which came into effect this year on 15 July, introduced controls on the sale of crossbows to, and the purchase and unsupervised possession of crossbows by, persons under the age of 17. We shall continue to keep under close review the need for any additional measures.