The Earl of Haddington
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer of the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 2 March (WA 132), whether they will give the first date on which each current member of the Association of Chief Police Officers' Administration of Firearms and Explosives Licensing Sub-Committee first attended a meeting in the Home Office as a member of that Committee. [HL1518]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
There have been no meetings held at the Home Office of the Association of Chief Police Officers' Sub-Committee on the Administration and Licensing of Firearms. It is common for the Home Office to seek advice or views on firearms matters from members of the sub-committee, as from many other sources, whether at meetings or by other means. The first occasions when particular members of the sub-committee had contact with the Home Office are not recorded. In the last 12 months, members of the sub-committee have participated in three Home Office working groups: the reference panel on historic firearms; the firearms forms working group; and the approved club criteria working group.