Section 5 Firearms and Section 7 temporary permits - HQ/PA/726/16

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This request, reference HQ/PA/726/16, was received on Monday 29 February 2016, 10:53am.




1. What is your force's policy on the possession of Section 5 firearms and ammunition on a Section 7 Temporary Permit which has been issued to cover occasions when a certificate has not been renewed on time? 2. How many Section 7 Temporary Permits are currently issued to certificate holders as a result of renewals not being processed before the certificate expired? 3. How many Section 7 Temporary Permits, distinguishing between firearm certificates and shot gun certificates, have been issued in each of the following years; 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015? 4. How many certificate holders are currently in possession of firearms/shot guns without a certificate because their certificate has expired and no Section 7 Temporary Permit has been issued? 5. For the purposes of the Firearms Act 1968, how do you understand the term 'occupier' as used in Section 11(5)?


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