asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what advice or direction he has given to the Chief Constable regarding the exercise by the latter of his own discretion in considering applications for firearms certificates.
It is entirely a matter for the Chief Constable to grant firearms certificates, although I naturally discuss the security situation in Northern Ireland with him.
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to be able to write to the hon. Member for Londonderry regarding firearms, as indicated in his answer in the Official Report on Wednesday, 12th February 1975.
I hope to write very shortly.