HC Deb 22 March 1905 vol 143 c783

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state any reason why Mr. Michael Munnelly, rural district councillor, of Carramore, Bangor, Erris (Belmullet Union), has been refused a licence to carry a gun.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) The question of the issue of an arms licence is one for the consideration of the resident magistrate, who is the licensing officer of the district. It would be contrary to the invariable practice to state the reasons which actuated the licensing officer in declining, in the exercise of his discretion, to grant a licence in any particular case.