§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 20 April to the hon. Member for Londonderry, East,Official Report, column 500–1, if he will indicate the sections of the Firearms Act 1968 and the clause in the Firearms (Amendment) Bill to which he had regard in stating his Department's understanding of the expression class of firearm.
§ Mr. Freeman
[holding answer 29 April 1988]: The term "class" appears in both section 2(b) of the Firearms Act 1968 and in clauses 1 and 7 of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill. My Department also understands and accepts all other descriptions of firearms contained within these documents.