Results 61–80 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Regulation (9 Feb 2021)

Lord Callanan: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that aims to reduce the risks and disturbances to people and animals. Current legislation restricts retailers to only selling consumer fireworks during the traditional firework periods of November 5th, Diwali, New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year. Retailers may only supply fireworks outside these traditional...

Fireworks — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (6 Jun 2016)

Jo Johnson: Indeed, we do reflect on differing practice around the United Kingdom. Fireworks use is of course a devolved issue and there is a differing regime in Northern Ireland. We look with great interest at how Northern Ireland approaches the question and any lessons that can be drawn from that will be learnt. Fireworks are subject to stringent testing regimes and new products undergo intense...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Act (8 Dec 2004)

Hazel Blears: We have a comprehensive and robust package in place to tackle the misuse of fireworks. The Fireworks Regulations 2004 came into force in August and in October we extended the Penalty Notices for Disorder Scheme (PND) to include three new firework offences. Breach of the fireworks curfew is one of these new PND offences. The new PNDs allow police to punish offenders immediately by issuing...

Fireworks Bill (28 Feb 2003)

Shona McIsaac: ...be drawn into that. We have support from Opposition Front Benchers, and I do not want to reduce it. An 81-year-old asthmatic woman had to be rescued from her smoke-filled home after louts put lit fireworks through her letter box. In another example, 60 people had to be evacuated from a Grimsby pub, again after lit fireworks were thrown into the building, which filled with smoke. Fire...

Petition — Fireworks (29 Jan 2003)

Huw Irranca-Davies: I humbly submit the petition of Tina Griffiths and more than 20,000 of the people of Ogmore in South Wales, who declare that the current controls on fireworks are in need of improvement. The petition states: The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urgently reviews fireworks legislation, and in particular to require all public firework displays to be controlled by licensed...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (21 Nov 2005)

Hazel Blears: Fireworks Regulations 2004 came into force on 7 August 2004 and 1 January 2005, making permanent the Fireworks Regulations 2003 (Emergency Regulations). Court statistics for 2004 will be available in late November and 2005 data will be available in autumn 2006. Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national...

Fireworks Bill (4 Jul 2003)

Lord Sainsbury of Turville: My Lords, if it has that end we will all be extremely pleased. Some people believe that we should go further than the Bill does and ban sales of fireworks to the public. But fireworks bring much pleasure to millions of people and it should be noted that by far the majority of those people enjoy fireworks through their sensible and responsible use. Injuries come through misuse, through failure...

Written Answers — Justice: Fireworks: Injuries (10 Nov 2008)

Maria Eagle: It is not possible to distinguish offences of grievous bodily harm where an injury was caused by a firework from other offences of grievous bodily harm. Details surrounding a case are not held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. The offence supplying a firework, fireworks, a firework assembly or firework assemblies to a person under 18 years under section 6(1) of the Fireworks Safety...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (12 Feb 2020)

Kelly Tolhurst: Under the Scotland Act 1998 the regulation of the sale and supply of goods and services to consumers and product safety and liability are reserved matters. The regulation of fireworks for these purposes is covered by the Fireworks Regulations 2004 and the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, which are the responsibility of this Department. The use and discharge of fireworks is...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Fireworks: Safety (11 Dec 2012)

Jo Swinson: The Department has taken no recent proactive steps to educate people about the dangers of fireworks, however, information about fireworks safety is readily available on the BIS website: www.bis.gov.uk/policies/consumer-issues/product-safety/firew ork-regulations The range of materials held there is accessible to the public and is used by local fire and rescue services, police forces, schools...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Fireworks (Accidents) (29 Oct 1969)

Mr Merlyn Rees: I will get our scientists to look at that. It has been suggested that the law on fireworks should be enforced more strictly. Police action to enforce the law and to prosecute offenders is a matter for chief officers of police, and the Home Secretary has no authority to issue any directions as to how they should discharge their responsibilities in this field. Nevertheless, I know that chief...

Written Answers — Home Department: Firework Regulations (1 Feb 2007)

Vernon Coaker: ...court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform show that one person was fined under the Explosives Act 1875, Section 80 for the offence of throwing, casting or firing any fireworks in or into any highway, street, etc public place. Court proceedings data for 2006 will be available in the autumn of 2007. Data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (25 Mar 1999)

Kim Howells: I have no plans to introduce further controls on fireworks. The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 introduced a comprehensive framework of firework safety measures to protect consumers. I believe that the regulations played a significant part in reducing the number of firework injuries during the 1998 firework season, details of which I announced on 16 March.

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks Ban (21 May 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: holding answer 19 May 2004 The supply of category 4 fireworks to the general public was banned in 1997 with the coming into force of the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations. Only fireworks professionals may purchase this type of firework. Additionally, under these Regulations only fireworks that comply with the British Standard—BS 7114—are to be supplied to ordinary consumers.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Firework Storage Sites (9 Jan 2006)

Anne McGuire: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for regulating the health and safety of the manufacture, storage and transport of fireworks. It has no remit to regulate consignments of fireworks leaving HSE-licensed storage sites other than checking compliance with the transport of dangerous goods legislation. Local authorities are responsible for enforcing the legal provisions on the...

Firework Safety (11 Jul 2002)

Henry Bellingham: This petition is signed by more than 500 constituents of mine, who are extremely concerned about firework nuisance. Over the past few winters, there has been a big increase in firework abuse, with injury to pets and farm animals. I wrote to every veterinary surgery and many local action groups—hence the 500 signatures. The petitioners request that the House of Commons urge the Government to...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (17 May 2006)

Liam Byrne: Data from the penalty notices for disorder (PND) database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of males and females issued with penalty notices for fireworks in Humberside police force area 2004, as well as provisional data for 2005, are provided in the following table. The provisions for the new offences in the Fireworks Regulations 2004 came into force on 7...

Firework Safety (20 Nov 1996)

John Heppell: ...speak briefly because I missed the start of the debate. I apologise for that; I had to attend a meeting. Today's debate is predominantly about import controls and about category 3 and category 4 fireworks, but I am worried about very small fireworks—those in category 2, possibly even category 1. I have been involved in previous firework campaigns, but I became involved in this year's...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (17 Nov 2020)

Paul Scully: The Government is committed to promoting the safe and considerate use of fireworks. On 20 October, we launched our public awareness campaign for the 2020 fireworks season. The focus of the campaign has been to educate people on how to buy, use, store and dispose of fireworks safely; ensure retailers know and understand their responsibilities when selling fireworks; and, promote the...

Fireworks (29 Apr 1969)

Mr James Allason: ...(Mr. Gwilym Roberts) on one of his points, namely, that it is necessary to consider the individual. He should consider the harmless enjoyment of large numbers of families who hold well-conducted firework displays without giving any trouble to anybody. Fireworks give a great deal of pleasure provided that there is proper control. Fireworks should be safe when they are properly handled, but...


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