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Firearm Licences

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what instructions have been issued to the RUC in regard to licensed gun holders in Northern Ireland; when these instructions were issued; and how many licences have been cancelled as a result.

In considering applications for firearms certificates the chief constable exercises his own discretion in the light of the circumstances prevailing. I am advised that since 1st January 1975 certificates have not been renewed in respect of 77 weapons.