HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 c1897

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If a youth named James Lord has got a licence to carry arms in the district of Mount Nugent, county Cavan; and, whether Lord is a holder of land; and, if not, what special reason is there for his having a licence?


In 1882, James Lord obtained a licence under the Peace Preservation Act to carry a gun in the county of Cavan, on a certificate of two magistrates that he was a farmer. I understand he is not now a holder of land; but that fact would not, in the opinion of the Government, justify the withdrawal of the licence, the practice being only to do so in cases where the person holding the licence is shown to be unfit to have or carry arms.


asked if the Chief Secretary would inquire whether the magistrates made a mis-statement when they certified that this man held land at the time he was granted a licence; and whether, if it was found that they made a mis-statement, they would be censured or superseded?

[No reply.]