§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidelines to chief police officers following the consideration of the firearms consultancy committee of section 16 of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 on visitors' use of estate rifles; and whether he intends to legislate on the purchase of ammunition by users of estate rifles.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
We shall consider the need for this most carefully in the light of any advice which the Firearms Consultative Committee may make in due course. We have no plans, at present, to legislate for further controls on the purchase of ammunition permitted under section 16.