§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider issuing shotgun licences and firearm certificates on a five-yearly basis.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
An increase in the period of validity of certificates would require legislation. As I said in reply to a question by my hon. Friend on 6 March, I have no plans to introduce legislation on firearms.—[Vol. 980, c. 293.]