Explanatory Memorandum

Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

2004 No. 702

Notes on Articles

Article 81 - Saving and transitional provisions

Exempts antique firearms from the provisions of the Order and provides for the Secretary of State, by order, to make such other savings and transitional provisions as he thinks necessary or expedient.  In addition, it provides that the provisions of the Order shall be in addition to and not in derogation of legislation relating to the keeping and sale of explosives.