Jeffrey M Donaldson (Lagan Valley, DUP)
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people who have convictions for scheduled offences have been granted a firearms certificate in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.
Hugo Swire (Minister of State, Northern Ireland; East Devon, Conservative)
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the firearms licensing authority for Northern Ireland, responsible for the issuing of firearms certificates to those wishing to possess firearms. As such these are matters for the Chief Constable of the PSNI.