§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the firearms working party will report: and when the report will be available to hon. Members.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I believe that the hon. Member has in mind the working party on firearm fees and shotgun security, which was set up in early 1987. Its recommendations on shotgun security were taken into account in formulating the proposals in the White Paper on reform of firearms legislation (Cm. 261). The Firearms (Amendment) Bill has implications for fees, and consideration of this matter will resume once the Bill is enacted.