§ Mr. Carson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many firearms certificates have been lost in the post since 1st January 1974 to 1st September 1975; and how many duplicates have been issued.
§ Mr. Moyle
The issue of firearm certificates is a matter for the Chief Constable. I understand, however, that 394 duplicate certificates were issued during the period 1st January, 1974 to 1st September, 1975. It would not be possible, without disproportionate cost, to determine in how many cases the reason was the loss of the certificate in the post.