§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of the thematic report by Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary, Scotland relating to the administration of the firearms licensing system in Scotland in 1995 submitted to the Cullen inquiry. 281W
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 25 November 1996]The inspectorate of constabulary's report was never completed, although a draft of it was made available to Lord Cullen to help his inquiry. The content of the report, which related to the administrative efficiency of the police operation of the present licensing system, is overtaken by the changes to the licensing system announced by the Government in their response, Cm 3392, to the inquiry.