Results 21–40 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fireworks (30 Oct 2015)

Anna Soubry: There are already seasonal limitations on the sale of fireworks. The Fireworks Regulations 2004 restrict their sale to the traditional fireworks periods of 5th November, Diwali, New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year. It is possible to buy fireworks at other times of the year, but strict conditions are imposed on retailers wishing to sell them outside the traditional periods. There are no...

Written Answers — Justice: Prosecutions: Fireworks (12 Dec 2011)

Crispin Blunt: Data on the number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued in the Merseyside police force area and England for offences related to the misuse of fireworks and defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for throwing fireworks, in each year between 2006 and 2010 (latest currently available), can be viewed in the table. These data are not available at constituency level. Court...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Fireworks (30 Oct 2007)

Paul Goggins: The number of people charged with offences relating to illegal use of fireworks is not collected centrally. The number of people prosecuted and subsequently convicted of relevant offences is collected and is set out in the following table. Data cover the calendar years 2002 to 2005 (the latest available year) and are collated on the principal offence rule; therefore only the most serious...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fireworks: Environment Protection (22 Jan 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Fireworks Act 2003 and the Fireworks Regulations 2004 govern the use of fireworks, including possession of fireworks and the use of fireworks between certain hours. The enforcement of the Fireworks Regulations is the responsibility of the police, and responsibility for the legislation lies with Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The Office for Product Safety and Standards has...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (4 May 2000)

Henry McLeish: The Scottish Executive recognises the concerns about the misuse of fireworks. However, the UK Government undertook a comprehensive review of the controls on fireworks in 1996 which led to the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997, introducing controls on the supply of certain fireworks and raising the age at which persons can be sold fireworks from 16 to 18 years of age. These controls,...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Fireworks (12 Nov 2009)

Kevin Brennan: BIS has responsibility for firework safety and legislation and the promotion of safe and responsible use of fireworks. The Department has been running an annual fireworks safety campaign for many years, and this year we are working with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to promote our safety messages. This year's fireworks...

Written Answers — Justice: Prosecutions: Fireworks (26 Nov 2007)

Maria Eagle: Data showing the number of defendants found guilty of firework-related offences in England and Wales from 2003 to 2005 are in table A. In addition, under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, Penalty Notices for Disorder (PND) can be issued for a number of offences: throwing fireworks in a thoroughfare under the Explosives Act 1875 and breach of the fireworks curfew, possession of...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I had not heard of that particular custom but it sounds as if that is the case. Having said all that, many would argue that fireworks are pretty well regulated across the UK. There are separate, stricter regulations for Northern Ireland, but even for the rest of us, several good statutes relate to firework use—I will not go into all of them. The Fireworks (Amendment) Regulations 2004 are...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (8 Mar 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Under the Fireworks Act 2003 we have already made the Fireworks Regulations 2003 which came into force on 22 December. These Regulations make it an offence for the under 18s to possess fireworks in public places and for all members of the public to possess the large and powerful category 4 fireworks used at professionally organised displays. Also we are currently consulting on draft...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Fireworks (11 Nov 2008)

Gareth Thomas: The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 prohibit the supply of fireworks to anyone under the age of 18. They also prohibit the supply of any fireworks which do not meet British standard 7114, certain banned fireworks and the supply of category 4 fireworks to non-professionals. The under-18s are prohibited from possessing fireworks in a public place by the Fireworks Regulations 2004. The 2004...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks (12 Jun 2002)

Shona Robison: ...Thunder is a "25 shot, very very loud air bomb. Not for the weak hearted. Available for under £8." Those are examples of sales pitches that irresponsible retailers use to encourage people to buy fireworks. People market and sell fireworks by promoting their explosive capacity and there are increasingly frequent reports of fireworks being used as weapons. Some of those fireworks are bombs...

Firework Nuisance (6 Nov 2006)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...presented recently in support of the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters, but, none the less, that considerable number shows the level of support that she has. Over the past week, millions of fireworks have been sold and used in back garden displays, with hundreds of thousands more people attending professionally organised public displays. Contacts that my officials have had with...

Fireworks: Public Sales — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (26 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: ...the e-petition that has brought us here today. As has been discussed, a very similar debate took place in January, following a petition that also sought to “Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use”. That debate took place because 113,000 people signed that petition. Today, we are debating a petition that has received over 280,000 signatures. Again,...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Fireworks (21 Jul 2008)

Gareth Thomas: BERR is responsible for fireworks legislation, as well as the promotion of the safe and responsible use of fireworks. Every year the Department carries out a publicity campaign to ensure the UK population has adequate information about firework safety, with the objective of reducing the number of accidents relating to fireworks. We currently produce a range of literature, which is available...

Fireworks (30 Oct 2001)

Joan Ryan: ...further weight to my argument that we should consider the prohibition of sales through retail outlets, rather than regulation. That way forward has not proved effective. The misuse and abuse of fireworks and the injuries caused by them continue, despite the well-intentioned Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997. Those most notably banned the sale to, and use by, the general public of aerial...

Fireworks (27 Feb 2002)

Joan Ryan: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision with respect to the retail sale of fireworks and use of fireworks by the general public. I am sure many Members will be aware, if only from their postbags, that the problems caused by fireworks are extensive, and are no longer restricted to an annual seasonal event. The industry's voluntary code, which aims to promote the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Act (9 Jan 2007)

Vernon Coaker: Information from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform on the number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates court, for offences under the Fireworks Act 2003 in England and Wales 2005, can be viewed in the following table. In addition, penalty notices for disorder (PND) can be issued for a range of offences under the Fireworks Act 2003. The...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (Penalty Notices) (13 Dec 2005)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework attract penalty notices for disorder, as well as the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (13 Dec 2001)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has received representations from the public concerning the impact of noise, the misuse of fireworks in public places and issues of safety. Under current legislation it is an offence under section 80 of the Explosives Act 1875 to throw or set off fireworks in any highway, street or thoroughfare or public place. The power to enforce this section of the Act rests with the police....

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (28 Oct 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Under the Explosives Act 1875, which is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive, retail premises are required to be registered with the local authority in order to store and display fireworks for sale. The 1875 Act also makes it illegal to sell fireworks in the street. Trading standards departments are responsible for enforcing these measures giving them particular priority...


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