HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c111W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the anticipated average period from receipt of claims for payment of compensation for handguns surrendered (i) under section (a), (ii) under section (b), (iii) under section(c) and (d) for. 22 handguns. [28280]

Mr. Michael

The present average processing time for claims under Options A and B of the compensation scheme for large calibre handguns and for applications under the voluntary ex gratia payment scheme for small calibre pistols is around 22 weeks from the date of receipt in the Firearm Compensation Section. Regular processing of claims and applications under Option C of the schemes has begun, starting with those received at the beginning of July.