HC Deb 15 October 1976 vol 917 cc223-4W
Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if the increase in the cost of a firearm certificate from £7 to £12 effective from 1st October 1976 is in accordance with the Price Code.

Mr. Maclennan

As my right hon. Friend the then Paymaster General stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Warley, East (Mr. Faulds) on 5th April 1976—Vol. 909, c.86–87]—this increase in consistent with the general rules on Government fees and charges which are analogous to those imposed on others in relation to counter inflation policy.