§ Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many game licences were sold in Northern Ireland in the present game licence year to the latest available date; of these, how many have been for the full year, how many for the first period of the year and how many for the period to 31 July 1981; and what were the comparable figures for the previous two years.
§ Mr. Alison
The information is as follows:
Game Licensing year 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81* Full year licences issued between 1 August and 31 October and due to expire on the following 31 July 1,213 1,324 1,385 First period of the year ie issued after 1 August and due to expire on the following 31 October 7 6 20 Remainder of the year ie issued on or after 1 November and due to expire on the following 31 July 184 203 190 Licences covering a continuous period of not more than fourteen days 74 87 44 Total number of licences issued 1,478 1,620 1,639 * Up to 19 January 1981.