§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether county Fermanagh is still proclaimed under the Arms Act; and, if so, will he now withdraw the proclamation, having regard to the peaceable state of the community.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The proclamation in force in Fermanagh extends only to the carrying, not the keeping, of arms. A person of good character who requires to carry a gun for legitimate purposes 1186 experiences no difficulty in procuring a licence. Out of 190 applications for licences in the past twelve months only seven were refused. The reply to the concluding inquiry is in the negative; the proclamation is simply a measure of police regulation.