HC Deb 03 December 1925 vol 188 cc2482-3
28. Major GLYN

asked the Home Secretary how many licences have been issued by the police authorities in England and Wales to persons desiring to purchase revolvers for the period 1st September, 1924, to 1st September, 1925; how many applications have been refused; and on what grounds are permits issued to persons other than those whose connection with one or other of the fighting services requires them to be in possession of such weapons?


The information asked for is not in my possession, but is contained in the records kept by the various police forces. Its extraction and collection would involve an expenditure of both time and trouble. The circumstances in which Firearm Certificates may properly be granted by Chief Officers of Police are indicated in the Firearms Act, 1920.