Results 101–120 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Justice: Fireworks: Lancashire (23 Apr 2013)

Jeremy Wright: The number of Penalty Notices for Disorder (PNDs) issued to offenders aged 16 and over for offences related to the misuse of fireworks, in the Lancashire police force area, in each year between 2007 and 2011 (latest available) can be viewed in the table. These data are not available at parliamentary constituency level. Information on the use of PNDs in 2012 is planned for publication in the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (19 Mar 2003)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Firework (Safety) Regulations 1997 prohibited the supply to the general public of aerial shells, shells-in-mortar and some other large and powerful fireworks including the category 4 type. Fireworks meeting these Regulations must comply with BS7114. However, this standard does not set a maximum noise level. As part of the work associated with the Fireworks Bill currently before...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour (18 Dec 2017)

Victoria Atkins: ...to tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviour. Provided that the relevant legal tests are met, these powers can be used to tackle those who cause alarm or distress to others through their misuse of fireworks. These powers are in addition to regulations in place covering the supply, storage, possession and use of fireworks which includes restrictions on when fireworks can be sold, curfews...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks (2 Nov 2021)

Kit Malthouse: There is a comprehensive legislative framework in place which provides Local Authority Trading Standards and the Police with the powers to control the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. Current legislation restricts retailers to only selling consumer fireworks during certain seasonal celebrations and they may only supply fireworks outside...

Fireworks Bill: Clause 4 — Prohibition of Supply Etc. in Certain Circumstances (13 Jun 2003)

Alan Haselhurst: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 53, in page 3, line 7, leave out from 'from' to 'using' in line 8. No. 64, in page 3, line 16, at end insert— '( ) Fireworks regulations may not prohibit the supply of fireworks for private use on residential premises.'. No. 67, in page 3, line 16, at end insert— '( ) Firework regulations may not prohibit the supply...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Act (2 Nov 2006)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform shows that there have been no prosecutions reported in 2004 under the Fireworks Act 2003 in the Lancashire Constabulary area. Data for 2005 will be available in November 2006. In addition, penalty notices for disorder (PND) can be issued for a number of offences under the Fireworks Act 2003. The offences of breach...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (5 Jul 2021)

Paul Scully: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that controls who can purchase them, their availability and use, curfews, and their safety as a product. While the safety and sale of fireworks is reserved to Westminster, controls on misuse and discharge are devolved to Scotland. Enforcement powers exist for local authorities to take action when fireworks are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fireworks (18 Oct 2004)

Mr Bill Tynan: May I reinforce the point on the importation of fireworks? Some companies that bring fireworks into the country have no legal licensed storage areas. The fireworks go to farms and are then sold indiscriminately to white-van cowboys. Unless we deal with the individuals responsible for that, antisocial behaviour problems caused by fireworks will continue. Will my hon. Friend closely look into...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Northern Ireland: Fireworks (6 Nov 2000)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: There has never been a general ban on the possession, purchase or use of fireworks by the public in Northern Ireland. Since 1970 a system of licensing has been in operation whereby anyone wishing to acquire all but the smallest fireworks required a licence from the Secretary of State. Following a review in 1996 the law was amended whereby the requirement for a licence has since been confined...

Business of the House (28 Oct 2021)

Patricia Gibson: Across my constituency in North Ayrshire and Arran, and indeed throughout Scotland, many householders are living in dread of bonfire night, as it means fireworks causing widespread disruption and distress to communities, the elderly and pets. While the use of fireworks is a devolved matter, control of the regulation of the sale of fireworks is reserved to the UK Government. The Leader of the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Fireworks: Imports (21 Oct 2008)

Gareth Thomas: I have been asked to reply. Regulation 11 of the Fireworks Regulations 2004 requires all firework importers to notify HM Revenue and Customs of their name and address, the name of the person who is to store the fireworks following importation and the address of the premises at which the fireworks are to be stored following their importation. This information is passed to Suffolk county...

Adjournment (Christmas) (19 Dec 2001)

Shona McIsaac: As we approach the festive season, with twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, Christmas cards and present wrapping, I shall raise the seasonal issue of fireworks—specifically, their irresponsible and prolonged misuse. At the end of October and the beginning of November, my local paper was inundated with hundreds of letters of complaint about the misuse of fireworks—as was I. As a result...

Fireworks: Damage - Question (11 Nov 2020)

Baroness Altmann: My Lords, I agree with the Minister that we should not ban fireworks, but do the police have powers should they find people letting fireworks off in public places where they could pose danger? For example, there were two fires in the Bournemouth area over the weekend for fireworks night. Has there been an increase in the number of children who were admitted to A&E this year as a result of the...

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

Paul Scully: The Government has no current plans to lower the legal noise limit of fireworks. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published its Fireworks Evidence Base on 29 October 2020. This included reviewing existing data and producing a research paper on fireworks noise levels and impacts on health and the environment. This is intended to provide a baseline of current scientific...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks Act (2 Dec 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: ...and formal consultation exercises, which included discussions with the Association of Chief Police Officers and other police representatives, during late 2003 (prior to the making of the emergency Fireworks Regulation 2003) and throughout the summer of 2004, prior to the introduction of the Fireworks Regulations 2004. Those discussions included matters of policy and practical issues in...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks Review Group (Veterans) (13 Nov 2019)

Ash Denham: I heard evidence through the public fireworks consultation that the use of fireworks can be difficult for some of our armed forces veterans and that the loud noises and strong smells from fireworks can cause considerable anguish. Membership of the fireworks review group is currently being finalised. It will be drawn from key organisations and stakeholders. I will ensure that veterans...

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

Des Browne: The Health and Safety at Work Act only provides powers to seize fireworks in cases where there is imminent danger. There have been no such cases in any of the last five years. Where the fireworks do not present an imminent danger the Health and Safety Executive will serve an enforcement notice requiring the owner to arrange for the fireworks to be removed to a legal storage place. The...

Fireworks (26 Feb 2003)

John Robertson: I am delighted to present a petition calling for the urgent review of existing fireworks legislation, a petition signed by over 3,758 of my constituents. The petition is timely, as it comes just before—on Friday—my hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton, South (Mr. Tynan) introducing his private Member's Bill on the subject. My hon. Friend has today delivered to Downing Street an...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Children (30 Nov 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 there is a ban on the supply of categories F2 and F3 fireworks to people under the age of 18. All premises supplying these fireworks are required by the Fireworks Regulations 2004 to display a notice highlighting that it is illegal to sell fireworks to people who are underage and for underage people to possess them in public. There is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (2 Nov 2000)

Kim Howells: Obviously fireworks provide a great deal of entertainment for people, because 100 million were sold last year. We would encourage people who are unhappy about buying and letting off fireworks to go to professionally organised displays, but we do not believe that there is a case for a total ban on the retail sale of fireworks. We have legislated to reduce the public's access to more powerful...


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