Tuesday 26 October 2010 at 11.00 a.m.
Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Purpose of session
This is the second evidence session of the Committee’s inquiry into Firearms Control. The aim of the session is to explore evidence on the use of legal firearms in crime and proposals to enhance the system for the licensing of firearms.
At approximately 11.00 am
Professor Peter Squires, University of Brighton
At approximately 11.30 am
Jane Furniss, Chief Executive, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
Tom Davies, IPCC Commissioner with responsibility for firearms licensing
At approximately 11.50 am
John Batley, Gun Trade Association
Graham Downing, Countryside Alliance
Mike Eveleigh, British Association of Shooting and Conservation
Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:
“After the recent tragedies in Whitehaven and Northumbria, clarifying which guns are currently legal in the UK, who can access them, how, and for what purposes, will be our first step towards establishing whether our firearms laws are fit for purpose.”