Date lodged: 8 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the British Medical Association and Police Scotland regarding the renewal of shotgun licenses.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 20 September 2016
Scottish Government officials have met with the Scottish General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association (Scotland) and with Police Scotland on several occasions to discuss the sharing of information between general practitioners and the police for the purposes of firearms and shotgun licensing. Discussions are continuing in order to ensure the appropriate and timely sharing of information and the safety of individuals and the public.