asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will take steps to prohibit the importation into the United Kingdom of CS gas; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The possession, purchase, acquisition, manufacture, sale or transfer of CS gas canisters in Great Britain is already strictly controlled under section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 and requires the special written authority of my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for the Home Department or the Secretary of State for Scotland as appropriate. Import licences are required before such goods may be imported and are granted only to those similarly authorised.