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The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Appeal from decision of Chief Constable

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74.—(1) A person aggrieved by a decision of the Chief Constable under this Order may appeal to the Secretary of State if it is a decision to which this Article applies.

(2) On an appeal under this Article the Secretary of State may make such order as he thinks fit having regard to the circumstances.

(3) This Article applies to the following decisions of the Chief Constable under this Order—

(a)a refusal to grant or vary any certificate;

(b)a revocation of a certificate;

(c)a condition attached to any certificate or the variation of such a condition;

(d)a requirement to surrender a certificate of approval under Article 17(3) or 18(2);

(e)an order under Article 72(4).

(4) In this Article—

  • “certificate”, except in the expression “certificate of approval”, includes a permit or authorisation under this Order;

  • “grant” includes issue;

  • “revocation” includes—

    (a)

    in relation to a firearm certificate, partial revocation under Article 9;

    (b)

    in relation to a firearms dealer’s certificate, the removal of a place of business under Article 32;

  • “vary any certificate”, in relation to a firearms dealer’s certificate, includes adding a place of business under Article 31.

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