HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c213W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department intends to accept MPC valuations for handguns compensation. [28281]

Mr. Michael

Valuations by Managers and Processors of Claims are certainly among the sources used by the Firearms Compensation Section when assessing claims from individual shooters under Option C of the Compensation or Ex Gratia Schemes, but they do not provide conclusive evidence of value. Claims under Option C from firearms dealers must be supported by documentary evidence, in the form of invoices or equivalent documentation, of the cost to the dealer of the goods surrendered. Valuations in themselves cannot replace this evidence needed for these types of claim.