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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Revocation or variation of occasional permit

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36.—(1) The Chief Constable shall revoke a permit granted under Article 35 if he is satisfied that the holder cannot be permitted to deal in firearms and ammunition at the place or on an occasion specified in the permit without danger to public safety or to the peace.

(2) The Chief Constable may revoke a permit granted under Article 35—

(a)if he is satisfied that the holder has failed to comply with any condition attached to the permit; or

(b)if the holder fails to produce the permit in accordance with a notice under paragraph (5) of that Article.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), where the Chief Constable revokes a permit under this Article, he shall by notice in writing require the holder to surrender it, and if the holder fails to do so within 21 days from the date of the notice or within such further period as the Chief Constable may in special circumstances allow, the holder shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) If an appeal is brought against the revocation, paragraph (3) shall not apply unless the appeal is abandoned or dismissed and shall then apply with the substitution for the reference to the date of the notice of a reference to the date on which the appeal was abandoned or dismissed.

(5) The Chief Constable on the application of the holder may vary a permit granted under Article 35.

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