HC Deb 26 April 1904 vol 133 cc1185-6

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.


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 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.