HC Deb 22 December 1997 vol 303 c548W
35. Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce tighter controls on the ownership of shotguns. [20194]

Mr. Michael

The Government have made it clear that once the complete ban on handguns has been achieved, we shall consider whether further steps are required to secure public safety. We will consult widely with all interested parties if further steps are considered necessary but we have no preconceived ideas on shotguns or any other specific firearms.