I have recently received a letter from my firearms licensing department regarding my renewal, it states " To enable your application to progress we require a medical report from your General Practioner (GP) detailing the background to your condition, the affects it may have & a discription of the medication or treatment you received & are currently receiving. Please send the original report signed by the GP, not a copy, to FLD GWENT Police." it goes on to say "I have enclosed a letter to your GP which will assist in formulating in a medical report. You are responsible for the payment of any cost incurred from your GP which will not be reimbursed by GWENT police. In order to avoid any delay with you application, please return the original medical report ( not a copy) within 4 weeks of the date of this letter.".
First let me say that I received the letter today 31st October but it is dated the 19th of October.
Is there a legal requirement for me to do this as I object on principle my medical condition hasn't changed in 20 yrs throught my previous applications & have never been asked for this previously!
Being meticulous I list everything I have ever had wrong with me like my asthma, a shoulder operation, and a discussion I had with my doc at the time about depreshion following the death of my son 20+ years ago for which I had a months supply of Prozac which I never took and never had to or anything else related. I have disclosed these on all previous applications without problem so as not to be found hiding anything but am disgusted that now they seem interested in something that happened over 20yrs ago, I will not be obtaining a report unless it is absolutely nessasary or a legal requirement I would rather stand up to them & not roll over.
Is this a legal requirement now?