With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 29 to 33 together.
The compilation of the figures sought would require checking with Garda offices throughout the country. I see no sufficient reason why this should be done or why Members of the Oireachtas should be singled out as the only group in relation to which this information should be published. Likewise, I am not prepared to say to the Garda Síochána that they should single out Members of the Oireachtas from the rest of the community as a group who should be specially required to produce firearms for Garda inspection.
The Garda Síochána, as part of their normal duty, make such a check in any case where they have sufficient reason for suspicion but I do not accept that Members of the Oireachtas should be discriminated against in that or any other respect.