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Policing and Crime Act 2017

posted 2 May 2017, 10:57 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 2 May 2017, 10:58 ]
Members will wish to note the following:

As expected, the Home Office has confirmed that Statutory Instrument – 2017 No. 399 (Commencement No.1) brings into force the measures in Sections 125, 127, 128, 129 and 130 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 as from today, 2nd May 2017.

Section 125 - Firearms Act 1968: meaning of “firearm” and “component parts” and an exception for airsoft guns;
Section 127 - possession of articles for conversion of imitation firearms;
Section 128 - controls on defectively deactivated weapons;
Section 129 - controls on ammunition which expands on impact;
Section 130 - authorised lending and possession of firearms for hunting etc.

The full wording of all of the Sections of Part 6 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 has already been posted on this website some days ago.

The Commencement of the other relevant measures (Section 126 Antiques, 131 Limited extension of FACs, 132 Fees, 133 Guidance to police officers in respect of firearms, 134 Possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events) will be subject to decisions by Ministers after the General Election.

We will keep you informed.