HC Deb 19 January 1978 vol 942 cc364-5W
Mr. McCusker

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications he received during 1977 from people wishing to carry personal protection weapons; how many were refused; how many appealed; and how many appeals were successful.

Mr. Dunn

I am informed by the Chief Constable that 1,487 applications for the grant of firearms for personal protection were received in 1977; 1,333 were granted and 154 refused. Sixty-six appeals against the refusals were received and these were dealt with as follows:

Outside Prescribed Time Limit for Appeal 7
Reconsidered and granted by Chief Constable 11
Refused 32
Allowed 10
Pending at 31st December 1977 6

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