Results 81–100 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Justice: Fireworks: Yorkshire and the Humber (15 Apr 2013)

Jeremy Wright: Data on the number of Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) issued in the Yorkshire and Humberside police force area for offences related to fireworks and defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for throwing fireworks, in each year between 2007 and 2011 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. These data are not available at constituency level. Court proceedings data for 2012...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks Regulations 2004 (30 Nov 2020)

Paul Scully: There is already a comprehensive regulatory framework in place for fireworks that aims to reduce the risks to people and disturbance to animals. Existing legislation controls the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published its Fireworks Evidence Base on 29 October 2020. This included...

Fireworks — [David Mundell in the Chair] (2 Nov 2020)

Patricia Gibson: ...problems and challenges we face with this issue. I am delighted to take part in this debate, but in doing so I have a sense of déjà vu all over again. I have spoken several times on the issue of fireworks on behalf of my constituents since 2015. My view is, has always been and will continue to be that the sale of fireworks should be restricted to those with a licence to deliver organised...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (15 Nov 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. The new PNDs allow police to punish offenders immediately by issuing on-the-spot fines and offer an additional disposal that has been...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (22 Oct 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Department is committed to implementing and ensuring proper enforcement of the Fireworks Act 2003. We hope to implement those parts of the Act dealing with anti-social issues before Christmas. Discussions have taken place with the fireworks industry with regard to enshrining the voluntary air bombs ban in legislation under the Act. Discussions have also taken place with local authorities...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (9 Nov 2004)

Tom McCabe: The Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004 came into force on 7 October. These will prohibit the use of fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am, with exceptions for 5 November, 31 December, Chinese New Year and Diwali when modest extensions are permitted. Local authorities will be able to grant a dispensation from the prohibition in certain circumstances. The Fireworks Regulations 2004, which...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks (16 Nov 2017)

Victoria Atkins: The Government’s approach to the safe use of fireworks and reducing nuisance is to encourage industry, retailers and others to promote responsible use through guidance and public education. There is also significant regulation in place covering the supply, storage, possession and use of fireworks, which helps to reduce instances of nuisance and abuse. This includes restrictions on when...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks (3 Nov 2020)

Ash Denham: ...are asking the public to do and what we are asking people to avoid in celebrating bonfire night this year, as we continue to do everything that we can to suppress the spread of coronavirus. Public firework displays, which normally take place in communities across Scotland, will not happen this year. I know that that will be a disappointment to the many people and families who normally...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks (18 Nov 2020)

Peter Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) limit the effect of fireworks on pets and livestock, (b) prohibit the illegal import of unsafe fireworks, (c) make an assessment of the adequacy of existing legislation on the sale of safe fireworks and (d) control the use of fireworks between the hours as set out in the...

Petitions — Fireworks (27 Feb 2003)

Ian Stewart: ...primary care trusts, the fire service, the Salford Advertiser, the Prestwich Advertiser and, of course, the public in our constituencies in presenting this petition relating to the sale and use of fireworks. We have received an increasing number of letters from our constituents expressing their growing concern about fireworks. None of us who are in our mature years can remember from our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Children (12 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government promotes the safe and responsible use of fireworks by consumers and there is strict legislation in place which regulates their supply and use. There are age restrictions in place which prevent the sale of fireworks to those under the age of 16 or 18 dependent on the classification of firework. The law also prohibits those under 18 possessing any category F2 or F3 fireworks in...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Offences (30 Nov 2005)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I have been asked to reply. The Department of Trade and Industry does not collect or hold figures on the number of seized illegal fireworks. Various agencies have powers to seize illegal fireworks: Customs—illegally imported fireworks; Health and Safety Executive—illegally stored fireworks; Trading Standards—fireworks that do not comply with the regulations. However figures for these...

Public Bill Committee: Fireworks Bill: Clause 9 - Prohibition of importation etc. of fireworks (30 Apr 2003)

Mr Bill Tynan: I shall draw attention to some of the relevant issues relating to importation, distribution and storage. Everyone will be aware of the blaze at the fireworks warehouse in Liverpool last week. A toy factory caught fire, and when firefighters went to put out the blaze, they found that an adjoining warehouse was storing fireworks. The roof was blown off the warehouse, and the firefighters...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Noise (12 Jan 2022)

Paul Scully: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that the Government believes strikes the right balance for people to enjoy fireworks, whilst aiming to reduce risks and disturbances to both people and animals. This includes existing legislation setting the noise level of fireworks available to consumers to a maximum of 120 decibels. We continue to use...

Petitions — Fireworks (13 Mar 2003)

Jim Cunningham: It is only a fortnight since the House agreed on a Friday morning to let through a Bill on firework misuse. Within about a fortnight, people in Coventry were able to collect about 5,000 signatures, which gives a snapshot of scale of the problem. Time is far too short to go into all the details; suffice it to say that many elderly people are experiencing a living nightmare in certain parts of...

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

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Department is committed to implementing and ensuring proper enforcement of the Fireworks Act 2003. We hope to implement those parts of the Act dealing with anti-social issues before Christmas. This means that we will create a curfew for the use of fireworks, create an offence for possession of fireworks by those under 18 years of age, and prohibit the supply of air bombs. The Act's other...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Fireworks (8 May 2001)

Kieran McCarthy: Mr Speaker, and everyone else. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on the serious matter of the misuse of fireworks. Raising the matter at this time of year may not seem appropriate or even one of our most pressing or immediate priorities. However, I assure Members that the matter is serious to many people in Northern Ireland and further afield, and debating it gives us an...

Prayers: Fireworks (1 Nov 1995)

Richard Burden: I am grateful for the opportunity to talk about firework safety. I am sure that we all want to see this year's bonfire night celebrations go ahead safely and enjoyably. We do not want to wake up on Monday to learn that the number of firework injuries has risen for the third year running. Last year, more than 1,500 people were injured in firework-related accidents. That was a 48 per cent....

Petition: Firework Safety (3 Dec 1996)

John Heppell: .... The petition was started by a woman whose dog was killed but, within a week of the petition being started, a young man in my constituency, Dale Mitchell, had died as a result of the misuse of fireworks. The petition calls on the House of Commons to instruct the Department of Trade and Industry to tighten up on firework legislation. The petition on firework legislation to the House of...

Fireworks Bill: Schedule — Repeals and Revocation (13 Jun 2003)

Miss Melanie Johnson: I, too, congratulate that newspaper, and the many other regional papers that have run similar campaigns which have increased support for the Bill. The Bill enables us to plug a serious gap. If fireworks are supplied in an irresponsible manner and are used thoughtlessly and irresponsibly, for many people "fun and joy" does not serve as an accurate description of the nuisance, fear and distress...


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