Results 181–200 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Fireworks (10 Nov 2003)

Des Browne: The storage of fireworks is regulated by HSE in partnership with local authorities under the Explosives Act 1875. Anyone storing fireworks illegally will be liable for be prosecution. HSE works with local authorities and Customs and Excise to verify whether firework importers have licensed storage facilities in Great Britain. The evidence from these checks is that the overwhelming majority of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (14 Feb 2002)

Richard Simpson: The sale, supply and safety of fireworks are consumer protection matters and, as such, are reserved. The Scottish Executive and the Scottish Fire Service fully support the DTI’s annual Firework Safety Campaign. In 2001, the DTI’s Firework Safety Toolkit was issued to fire brigades across Scotland. Brigades distributed the toolkit, including safety posters and leaflets, to schools....

Written Answers — Home Department: Firework Offences: Fines (18 Dec 2006)

Vernon Coaker: The Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) scheme was introduced in England and Wales in 2004. PNDs can be issued for a number of offences under the Fireworks Act 2003. The offences of breach of the fireworks curfew, possession of category four fireworks, and possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework were added to the PND Scheme on 11 October 2004. Data on the number of PNDs issued for...

Fireworks Bill: Clause 6 — Public Fireworks Displays (13 Jun 2003)

Christopher Chope: ...of land adjoining the site of the display. The amendment uses the word "recipients" instead of "occupiers", but I am sure that that is a typo. A big mischief results from the antisocial use of fireworks when, for example, people let them off without thinking about their neighbours—that is even more true when there is a large, organised display. If they knew that fireworks were going to...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (6 Nov 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Department will implement two provisions of the Fireworks Act 2003 by the end of this year—those concerned with the antisocial use of fireworks. Those are: a prohibition on the possession of fireworks in public places by those under the age of 18; and a prohibition on the possession of category 4 fireworks by the general public. Other aspects of the Act concerned with both supply and...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fireworks (6 Nov 2006)

Ben Bradshaw: .... Any person or organisation may initiate proceedings under this Act. The courts alone must decide whether an offence has been committed. A review of the legislation governing the sale and use of fireworks was carried between 2001 and 2003, which included discussions between my Department and the Department of Trade and Industry. Following that review, the Government supported a Private...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Regulation (23 Nov 2021)

Paul Scully: The Government takes the issues associated with the use and sale of fireworks seriously and we understand the importance of ensuring that the comprehensive legislation in place for fireworks is enforced effectively. Local Authority Trading Standards work with retailers to ensure that fireworks being sold are safe, and they have powers to enforce against those who place non-compliant...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (17 Oct 2002)

Miss Melanie Johnson: On 15 October I announced tough new measures to cut the number of firework injuries. The new measures, which will also cut down on the problems of noise and nuisance, include: proposed new regulations banning air bombs; a crackdown on illegal markets in fireworks with improved co-ordination of intelligence between Customs and Excise, Health and Safety Executive and Trading Standards...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Regulation (8 Nov 2021)

Paul Scully: The Government takes the issues associated with the sale and use of fireworks seriously. That is why there is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that controls the sale, availability and use. We have no current plans to place further restrictions on the sale of fireworks to the public but we continue to monitor the situation. We are committed to promoting the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (13 Nov 2001)

Michael Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convictions there were against persons who have injured others with fireworks in each of the last five years in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; (2) how many prosecutions have been brought against persons who are alleged to have damaged property with fireworks in each of the last five years in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK; (3)...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Firework Injuries (27 Jan 2014)

Edwin Poots: I have to say that that is something that we can view considerably more positively.  It has been the best year for firework injuries since data began to be collected in 1996.  During the 2013 Halloween period, six patients reported to emergency care departments with firework-related injuries, which was eight fewer than in 2012.  Data on firework injuries is collected specifically for the...

Business of the House (21 Apr 1994)

Paul Flynn: When may we debate early-day motion 1070? [That this House notes with concern that blinkered ideology and the privatisation of last year's firework safety campaign has contributed to a rise in the number of injuries to over 1,000, a 20 year high; notes that the Government ignored repeated warnings from safety experts and others that the privatised campaign would be a disaster; notes that...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (4 Nov 2003)

Mr Bill Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) in respect of what (a) weight and (b) number of items of fireworks import licences were granted to Global Fireworks Ltd. (i) prior to 5 April 2002, (ii) between 6 April 2002 and 5 April 2003 and (iii) from 6 April 2003 to date; (2) how many import licences for fireworks were granted to Global Fireworks Ltd. (a) prior to 5 April 2002,...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour (14 Sep 2021)

Kit Malthouse: There have not been recent discussions between the Home Secretary and Bedfordshire Constabulary regarding anti-social use of fireworks, however the Home Office maintains regular engagement with policing partners on a range of issues of crime and anti-social behaviour. The Government takes the issues associated with the sale and use of fireworks seriously. There is a comprehensive regulatory...

Fireworks (20 Nov 2002)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: My Lords, I was not aware of what happened in relation to the place a quarter of a mile from the noble Baroness's home. I do not know the detail of it. It sounds a remarkable firework that could blow up a post-box in that way. There is also an issue about illegal markets in fireworks: fireworks that do not comply with the regulations. The DTI has also announced a crackdown on illegal markets...

Scottish Parliament: Justice and Law Officers: Fireworks Act 2003 (2 Nov 2006)

Iain Smith: I agree with the sentiments that the minister has expressed. We all enjoy a good fireworks display, but the misuse of fireworks causes problems in our communities. The minister will be aware that, although there was a welcome drop in the number of injuries from fireworks after the passing of the 2003 act, there was an increase in the number of such injuries last year, most of which were...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (5 Dec 2002)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 introduced comprehensive controls on the types and sizes of fireworks which can be sold to the public. It also required compliance with British Standard 7114 and made it an offence to supply fireworks to those under 18 years of age. Also, I would refer my hon. Friend to an answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Preston (Mr. Hendrick) on 17...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (28 Nov 2006)

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued in (a) England and Wales and (b) each London borough for (i) letting off or throwing fireworks in any highway, street or thoroughfare or public place, (ii) possession of adult fireworks in a public place by those aged under the age of 18 years, (iii) possession of a category 4 firework and (iv)...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister's Question Time — Prime Minister (Meetings): Fireworks (30 Oct 2003)

Maureen Macmillan: Joint working with Westminster has produced legislation that, by next year, should solve many of the problems caused by the misuse of fireworks. However, will the First Minister join me in roundly condemning those shopkeepers who, this year, are selling fireworks to children under 18? Further, will he join me in congratulating the shopkeepers in Oban who, Oban police tell me, have voluntarily...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Fireworks (15 Nov 2010)

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the maximum penalty which may be imposed on those who misuse fireworks; (2) if he will bring forward proposals to introduce minimum pricing for fireworks; (3) if he will bring forward proposals to prohibit the sale of fireworks to the public; (4) if he will...


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