Captain CRAIG (for Mr. Charles Craig)
asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed to introduce legislation for regulating the possession of firearms; and whether, having regard to the use of such weapons in certain parts of Ireland, he will deal with the matter this Session?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to a question by the hon. Member for Mid-Armagh on 16th June. I may add that the matter is under consideration, but I cannot give any undertaking as to legislation this Session.
Are any of these very serious firing outrages which have taken place in Ireland brought under the notice of the Cabinet or are they left entirely to the Chief Secretary to deal with?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
Is the Cabinet aware of the fact that most of these firing outrages take place in the North of Ireland?
Can the right hon. Gentleman give a single instance of a firing outrage of the nature I have referred to occurring in the North of Ireland?