I just wanted to update you about Thomas Docherty's Private Members Bill, Firearms (amendment) Act, which seeks to introduce a minimum age for holding a shotgun certificate of fourteen.
We have spoken to Mr Docherty on several occasions about his Bill and have briefed him on the current law and the advantages of introducing children to shooting at a young age.
The Bill did not get read on Friday. It is now 6th on the order paper for this Friday (27th) and is again very unlikely to be heard. It should continue to slip down the order paper and will die at the end of this session which is likely to be May.