§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Clare, E.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can state why a gun licence is refused to Mr. T. Flanagan, Grlanquin, county Clare.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) I am informed that it is the fact that Mr. Thomas Flanagan's application for a licence to carry firearms has been refused. The power of granting such licences is vested in the resident magistrate of the district, and it would be entirely contrary to practice to state the reasons which influenced the exercise of his discretion in any particular case.