Written Answers. - Firearms Licensing Policy.

Billy Timmins

Question:

317 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when he proposes to return handguns, rifles, shotguns or other such items, whose licences were not renewed in or about 1972, to their lawful owners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4061/03]

The review of the firearms licensing policy is ongoing and that the matter he has raised forms part of the review. In the circumstances, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further.