§ Mr. Onslow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the conditions for the approval of rifle and pistol clubs.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
On the basis of inquiries made by the chief officer of police for the area concerned my right hon. Friend has to be satisfied that:
- i. safety certificate for the categories of firearm to be fired are in existence for the ranges to be used;
- ii. the security arrangements for the storage of club firearms and ammunition are satisfactory;
- iii. the application is being made by, or on behalf of, a bona fide club; and
- iv. there are no other considerations that would make the club unsuitable for approval.