HC Deb 19 September 2003 vol 410 c1239W
Mr. Hammond

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account police forces in England and Wales take of the views of the Ordnance Safety Board in determining which weapons to recommend for police use.[130696]

Ms Blears

Decisions regarding the choice of weapons for police use are a matter for chief officers. Information on the sources of advice they receive is not available centrally.