Dáil Éireann - Volume 595 - 14 December, 2004

Written Answers - Firearm Certificates.

  330. Mr. Noonan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of firearm certificates issued to date in 2004; the number issued in 2002 and 2003 under section 3 of the Firearms Act 1925; the make, model and type of each fire arm for which such a certificate was issued; the conditions that were applied to such certificates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33338/04]

  Mr. McDowell:A breakdown of firearm certificates granted by make, model, type and by the conditions attached is not readily available and could be obtained only by a disproportionate expenditure of Garda time and resources. However, I am informed by the Garda authorities that they are compiling summary figures for the number of certificates granted for the years in question but that these are not readily available. They will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as they are available. Firearm certificates may be subject to conditions under the Firearms Act 1925 and restrictions under section 29(5) of the Wildlife Act 1976.