Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Firearms Certificates.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state (a) the amount of money collected from holders of (i) £2 firearms certificates for shotguns, and (ii) 5/- firearms certificates for shotguns; and (b) the amount, if any, devoted towards the preservation and protection of game, etc.

The receipts for the financial year 1948-49 are: (i) £2 certificates for shotguns, £36,218; (ii) 5/- certificates for shotguns, £12,859. None of this revenue is devoted to the preservation or protection of game.