Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (435, 436)

Lucinda Creighton

Question:

435. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form the number of handguns, to include pistols and revolvers, in respect of which firearm certificates were refused and-or declined by An Garda Síochána for the periods specified (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24337/14]

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Lucinda Creighton

Question:

436. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide in tabular form the number of handguns, to include pistols and revolvers, in respect of which the renewal of firearm certificates was refused and-or declined by An Garda Síochána for the periods specified (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24338/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 435 and 436 together.

I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that the information sought is not available. The previous database maintained by them prior to the introduction of a new system of firearms licensing in 2009 did not record applications or categorise certificates under the status of refused.