§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to introduce legislation on the control of offensive and lethal weapons; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
As I indicated in my response to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Shettleston (Mr. Marshall) on 16 December at columns 423–24, we shall be consulting shortly on this issue with a view to legislating at the first available opportunity.