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In October 2017 a consultation was launched into air weapons. It closed in February 2018. We are now a full year on and still haven’t had the Government’s response to the evidence gathered.

As I noted to the Leader of the House of Commons, I have constituents who sadly lost loved ones because of the misuse of air weapons and they need answers to what the UK Government will do next.

I have written to the Leader of the House asking for more information as soon as possible and for the Home Office to provide its response.

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The Offensive Weapons Bill returned to the Commons for Report Stage this week and it gave me the opportunity to press for greater safety measures for air weapons.

A tragic event happened in North Wales to one of my constituents when an air weapon was obtained by children and it resulted in the death of a child. I put forward amendments to the Bill calling for all air weapons to be locked away in a cabinet and for them to be fitted with trigger locks.

It is important that we provide extra protections for young and vulnerable people who could accidentally obtain an air weapon.