Results 41–60 of 2000 for fireworks

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

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Fireworks Act 2003, which received the Royal Assent on 18 September, will allow the Department to make regulations covering a range of firework issues which we are currently unable to regulate under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. These include restricting firework sales and use, licensing of retailers, controlling noise and nuisance and the importation of fireworks. We hope to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Children (10 Nov 2020)

Paul Scully: It is illegal to sell fireworks or sparklers to any person under the age of 18 years and all premises supplying fireworks are required to display a notice highlighting it is illegal to sell fireworks to under 18’s or for those under 18 to possess fireworks in a public place. Local Authority Trading Standards have powers to enforce the law and work with businesses to help them comply. The...

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

Gerry Sutcliffe: Most fireworks sold to the general public in the United Kingdom originate in China. But whether fireworks are imported or made here in the UK, all which are intended for use by the general public must meet the requirements of the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 and the British Standard BS 7114, the safety standard governing the safe construction, testing and labelling of consumer...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (17 Nov 2003)

Hazel Blears: This information is not held centrally. However, Merseyside Police estimate they have spent £500,000 dealing with fireworks incidents so far this year. The recent use of fireworks as improvised explosive devices in the North-West is of particular concern. Fireworks misuse is a nuisance and can be a danger to the public. That is why, on 5 November 2003, we announced our intention to...

Written Answers — Attorney-General: Fireworks: Lancashire (16 Apr 2013)

Oliver Heald: ...a first hearing in magistrates courts, rather than the number of cases or defendants prosecuted. A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences. Offences relating to the misuse of fireworks can be prosecuted under section 80 of the Explosives Act 1875 (throw or light a firework in a highway, street or public place), Regulation 7 of the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (breach a...

Fireworks: Sale and Use — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (8 Nov 2021)

Paul Scully: I want to leave my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington time to conclude, so I will not give way to my hon. Friend for a second time. We have an ongoing programme of action for fireworks, responding to the key issues raised. This included commissioning the research by Ipsos MORI that provided evidence on consumer attitudes and behaviours around using fireworks in the UK. The...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fireworks: Animal Welfare (2 Nov 2021)

Jo Churchill: Defra understands concerns about the distress fireworks can cause to domestic pets and livestock. Our assessment is that noisy fireworks have the capacity to cause distress to pets, livestock and wildlife. This is one of the reasons that there is a noise level limit of 120 decibels on fireworks for home use. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to cause an animal any...

Fireworks (13 Dec 2004)

Keith Vaz: My second petition is the result of much hard work by Moira Chambers of Hill Rise, Leicester. It is a petition to restrict fireworks to licensed displays. The petitioners are very concerned at the misuse of fireworks, the fact that they cause danger and annoyance to people, property and animals, and because the fireworks are used late into the night, adding to the costs of the emergency...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Fireworks (17 Nov 2020)

Naomi Long: The seizure of illegal fireworks is an operational matter for the PSNI and the Chief Constable. The number of incidents in which the PSNI have seized fireworks over the last four years is as follows: 148 in 2016-7; 120 in 2017-18; 129 in 2018-19; and 149 in 2019-2020. The number of fireworks seized in each incident is not counted. The law is clear on the purchase, possession and use of...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (15 Nov 2000)

Wendy Alexander: The sale and supply of fireworks is a consumer protection matter and as such is reserved. The UK Government undertook a comprehensive review of the controls on fireworks in 1996, which led to the introduction of the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997. The 1997 Regulations control the type and size of fireworks which can be sold to the general public and prohibit the sale of most fireworks to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour (19 Nov 2020)

Kit Malthouse: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that controls the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. The Government remains committed to promoting the safe and considerate use of fireworks through the effective legislative framework and through non-legislative measures – a position also recommended by the...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks Bill (26 Jun 2003)

Donald Gorrie: ...Governments have neglected. The bill has widespread support from all political parties in the House of Commons and I hope that it will have similar support in the House of Lords. The history of fireworks goes back a long way. My understanding is that the Chinese invented gunpowder and used it in fireworks. They passed their knowledge on to Europeans, who then used gunpowder to kill people....

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (15 Dec 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I have been asked to reply. Measures introduced under the Fireworks Act 2003 and Consumer Protection Act 1987—the Fireworks Regulations 2004 and the Fireworks (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, respectively, were made in the summer of 2004. Additionally, two of the measures introduced by the Fireworks Regulations 2004 are set to come into force on 1 January 2005. Given the above, it is...

Fireworks (30 Oct 2002)

Brian Iddon: Like many others, I get a lot of pleasure from fireworks and do not support a total ban on sales to the public. In Lancashire, there is a tradition of community bonfires, with treacle toffee and black peas. The bonfires bring the community together. As my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Redcar (Vera Baird) said, Bolton council asks people to register their bonfires and those that are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks (18 Nov 2016)

Margot James: The Government recognises concerns about the use of noisy fireworks, particularly the potential distress caused to pets, livestock and the public, especially those with PTSD. That is why there is significant regulation in place covering their supply, storage, possession and use. For example, retailers are restricted to selling fireworks for limited periods around the four traditional...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (21 Oct 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Fireworks Act 2003, which received Royal Assent on 18 September 2003, will allow the Department to make regulations covering a range of firework issues which we are currently unable to regulate under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. These include restricting firework sales and use, licensing of retailers and controlling noise and nuisance. We hope to implement those parts of the Act...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Offences: Bassetlaw (26 Jan 2007)

Vernon Coaker: ...issued in Bassetlaw as data is not held to that level of detail. However, there were no fines issued in 2005 in the whole of the Nottinghamshire police force area (of which Bassetlaw is a part) for fireworks offences. Court proceedings data for 2006 will be available in the autumn of 2007. In addition, the penalty notice for disorder (PND) Scheme was introduced in England and Wales in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks (2 Nov 2020)

Paul Scully: The Government does not have plans to bring forward additional legislative proposals on fireworks. There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place. We are taking action to promote the safe and considerate use of fireworks, including a public awareness campaign on fireworks for this season involving safety charities, animal welfare organisations and retail bodies. Product safety...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans: Mental Illness (4 Dec 2020)

Johnny Mercer: The Government recognises that the use of fireworks can affect veterans and other groups due to the loud noise or flashes associated with fireworks and remains committed to promoting the safe and considerate use of fireworks. Advice for veterans about the potential impact of fireworks is available on the Veterans Gateway https://support.veteransgateway.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (23 Jan 2007)

Vernon Coaker: The court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform is unable to provide conviction data for the illegal purchase of fireworks, as there is no such offence. The number of persons found guilty of throwing, casting or firing fireworks, broken down by police force area, is shown in Table 1. The offence of using adult fireworks during night hours is coded with a wide...


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