Policy paper

Firearms control: response to third report of the Home Affairs Committee

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government response to the third report from the Home Affairs Committee (session 2010 to 2011, HC 447).


Firearms control: government response to third report of the Home Affairs Committee

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In July 2010 the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons announced its intention to hold an inquiry into controls on firearms to examine whether or not there was a need for changes to the way in which firearms and/or shot gun certificates are issued, monitored and reviewed as a means of preventing gun violence.

The government has considered the committee’s recommendations carefully and this paper sets out the government’s response.