HC Deb 09 July 1997 vol 297 cc469-70W
Mr. Frank Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that(a) his officials and (b) police forces provide detailed information to firearms certificate holders about the levels of compensation they are entitled to receive for handguns and handgun accessories surrendered in accordance with the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997. [7126]

Mr. Michael

By now, all firearm certificate holders and registered dealers should have received from their local police force copies of an information pack, including the full text and annexes to the Compensation Scheme as debated and approved by Parliament on 9 June. The levels of compensation are clearly set out in these documents. The pack also includes the claim form, a leaflet on how to complete the form and advice on where and when to surrender their weapons. In addition, the Home Office has written to clubs about the arrangements.

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