HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c605W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the sale of weapons of war and other lethal or dangerous implements; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The sale of firearms generally is governed by the provisions of the Firearms Act 1968, and imitation firearms by the Firearms Act 1982. Firearms legislation is currently under review and we will make an announcement about further controls shortly. We also propose in the Criminal Justice Bill to take powers to prohibit the sale of specified weapons (other than firearms) for which there is no legitimate use and to make it an offence to be in possession of a bladed or sharply pointed article in public without good reason.

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