HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 cc962-3W
Mr. David Young

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ban the free sale of(a) hunting knives, (b) bayonets, (c) commando knives and (d) other war memorabilia that may be used for illegal purposes; and if he will make a statement. [6010]

Mr. Maclean

[holding answer 14 December 1995]: My right hon. and learned Friend will consider adding to the list of knives and other weapons, the sale of which is already prohibited, any knife which has no legitimate use and which can be defined in law in a way which satisfactorily distinguishes it from knives which do have a legitimate purpose. So far as war memorabilia are concerned, firearms and ammunition are subject to the normal licensing requirements of the firearms legislation.