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Question for Home Office

UIN 143828, tabled on 26 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the evidence gathered for the Air Weapons Review on the safety of air weapons in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where air weapons are subject to a licensing regime.

Answered on

1 February 2021

The Government has looked at the arrangements that apply to the controls on air weapons in Scotland and Northern Ireland in the context of the review of air weapons regulation in England and Wales. The outcomes of that review are reflected in the current public consultation on firearms safety, which was published on 24 November 2020. The consultation sets out proposals for new measures in relation to air weapons.

The firearms safety consultation will close on 16 February, after which the Government will publish its response, including in relation to air weapons controls.

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