§ MR. J. REDMOND (Waterford)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Mr. J. K. Bracken, of Templemore, County Tipperary, has been refused a licence to carry arms by the local Resident Magistrate; and whether he can state the reasons upon which this refusal was based?
MR. J. MORLEY
I am aware that the Resident Magistrate, in the exercise of the discretion vested in him by law, has declined to issue an arms licence to Mr. Bracken. It would be contrary to practice to state the reasons which influenced the Resident Magistrate in so 557 deciding, but I may state that I am making further inquiry into the matter.