Select Committee on Home Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the National Farmers' Union of Scotland to the Clerk of the Committee


  I refer to our telephone conversation last week, and having taken instruction from the Chairman of the Union's Legal and Technical Committee, I can advise you that we identify very closely with the comments submitted by the NFU of England and Wales on the question of control of firearms. In particular, we welcome the recognition that there is a need for a comprehensive review of firearms legislation, particularly in view of the inconsistencies in interpretation between various police force firearms departments. Otherwise our views are identical with our colleagues in the NFU of England and Wales—bar that is for figures in Annex 1 of their comments. In Scotland the returns from deer stalking are considerably higher than those indicated for England and Wales.

Ian A Melrose

Policy Manager

29 October 1999

previous page contents next page

House of Commons home page Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2000
Prepared 13 April 2000