To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) steps he has taken and (b) resources he has allocated to open a public consultation on statutory firearms licensing guidance by July 2019.
5 April 2019
The Government intends to launch a public consultation on the introduction of statutory guidance to the police on firearms licensing before summer re-cess. The statutory guidance will be issued after conclusion of the consulta-tion, and will be informed by it.
The consultation will be open to the public, including representatives of the shooting community. The Home Office will absorb the costs of the consultation as part of its responsibility for firearms licensing policy.