HL Deb 18 May 1998 vol 589 cc146-7WA
The Earl of Haddington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish on the same date, in both Welsh and English languages, the various firearms and shotgun application forms and certificates that are currently under revision. [HL1819]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The Government's priority in revising the Firearms Rules is to implement the changes to firearms licensing provided for in the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and as recommended by Lord Cullen in his report on the Dunblane tragedy. Because of the pressing need to introduce the new rules, the prescribed firearms licensing forms will be published in English only. It is our intention to publish Welsh language versions of the forms as soon as practicable.