Results 121–140 of 2000 for fireworks

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Regulation (29 Nov 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. We agree with the conclusion of the Petition Committee’s 2019 inquiry into fireworks, that any further restrictions on fireworks sold to the public could lead to more individuals buying products...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (20 Nov 2017)

Margot James: The Government takes the safety of fireworks very seriously. Regulations are currently in place which control the sale of fireworks to both consumers and professional display operators. Experience has shown that the current regulations strike the right balance between the enjoyment of fireworks by the public and restricting the sale and use of fireworks for public safety reasons. Certain...

Petitions — Fireworks (26 Feb 2003)

Gordon Marsden: I present the petition of some 1,900 constituents in Blackpool, South who are supporters of restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks. I am delighted to do so and to give the petition—and the Bill sponsored this Friday by my hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton, South (Mr. Tynan)—my strong support. The petition states: To the House of Commons The Petition of the residents of Blackpool...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (19 Dec 2001)

Miss Melanie Johnson: We do not collect information on the BS7114 technical category of fireworks involved in injuries. Our annual data collection exercise provides details of the place of accident, such as public display or private party, and the type of firework involved, based on the patient's description. Category 4 fireworks are prohibited from general sale by the Fireworks (Safety) regulations 1997. We also...

Written Answers — Home Office: Fireworks: Safety (6 Nov 2020)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Government is taking action to promote the safe and considerate use of fireworks through a public awareness campaign which was launched on 20th October. The campaign includes messaging for consumers on how to buy, store, use and dispose of fireworks safely. Fire and rescue authorities were provided with materials, through the Home Office Fire Kills campaign, to support this Government...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Misuse of Fireworks (26 Oct 1998)

Jim Wells: ...with the Member’s comments, although my proposal is more radical. We should return to the situation that we had in this province for a quarter of a century, and reinstate the ban on the use of fireworks. That ban was very successful in bringing the problem under control. For most of my life, the use of fireworks was banned, but I do not feel deprived because of that. I spoke to my...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Noise (18 Jan 2021)

Paul Scully: Existing legislation controls the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. Under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015 there are strict labelling requirements. Fireworks are categorised and labelled according to their explosive content and category. The fireworks categories must be marked on the label and give an indication of the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (22 May 2006)

Liam Byrne: Data from the Penalty Notices for Disorder database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of males and females issued with penalty notices for fireworks in Essex police force area 2004, as well as provisional data for 2005, are provided in the following table. It is not possible to identify the number of penalty notices issued in Southend as the data are broken...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (17 Nov 2003)

Des Browne: I have been asked to reply. There is no routine monitoring of the distribution of fireworks from the port of entry. The storage of fireworks is regulated by HSE in partnership with local authorities under the Explosives Act 1875. Anyone storing fireworks illegally will be liable to prosecution. HSE works with local authorities and Customs and Excise to verify whether firework importers have...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Fireworks (5 Jul 2002)

Jane Kennedy: The Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 came into effect on 6 May. Representatives for the fireworks industry in Northern Ireland were afforded an opportunity to put forward their views on the problem of fireworks misuse in February when they met with officials from my Department. In addition I received written representations from, among others, MLAs, local councils...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fireworks (24 Jan 2013)

Jo Swinson: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Guidance on the safe use of fireworks and fireworks displays is available on this Department's website and also that of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). BIS currently has no plans to review its guidance. There are no regulations which make provision for fireworks displays per se and there is no...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (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 South Wales police force area. Data for 2005 will be available in November. Offences under the Fireworks Act 2003 for breach of the fireworks curfew, possession of category four fireworks, and possession by a person under...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Fireworks: Safety (27 Feb 2009)

Jonathan R Shaw: The Health and Safety Executive does not conduct checks on the provision of licensed storage before granting a classification document for fireworks. A classification assigns information on the hazard posed by fireworks during transport; the eventual provision of licensed storage does not affect safety during transport. There is no requirement in any circumstances to grant an authorisation...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers To Questions: Fireworks (1 Oct 2007)

Michael McGimpsey: I am launching a fireworks-safety campaign on 8 October to coincide with the lead-up to Halloween 2007. The campaign will highlight the health dangers that are associated with the misuse of fireworks. My interest in fireworks is concerned with reducing — better still, eliminating — the number of avoidable injuries that they cause. In addition, my Department funds the Northern Ireland...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (6 Nov 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The licensing regime is important and that is why it is included in the regulations to be made under the Fireworks Act 2003. However, people must make sound judgments. Fireworks are explosives and are dangerous. We need a balance between what people enjoy—safe firework displays around bonfires or for Diwali—and ensuring that people know how to use fireworks. That is why the regulations...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (5 Dec 2006)

Tony McNulty: Data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform for the number of persons cautioned for various firework offences, in England and Wales 2004 to 2005, can be found in the table. It is not possible to identify the number of shopkeepers cautioned for firework offences, nor is it possible to identify the number of individuals who have been cautioned for firework offences after the 11pm...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (12 Dec 2007)

Nicola Sturgeon: The annual fireworks injuries survey for Scotland is part of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Fireworks Injuries Enquiry for Great Britain. The DTI did not commission a survey in 2006 or 2007 therefore information is only held centrally up to 2005. Centrally held information on fireworks injuries is based on attendances requiring treatment at accident and emergency departments and...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Fireworks (1 May 2002)

Jane Kennedy: At present the sale of fireworks is governed by the Explosives Act 1875 and Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999. The Explosive (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 which has been laid before Parliament will then prohibit the purchase, possession, sale and use of garden fireworks except under licence and will come into effect from 6 May 2002.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (14 Dec 2017)

Margot James: The Government has no plans to make such an assessment. Certain classes of fireworks (display fireworks) can only be supplied to a person with specialist knowledge. Experience has shown that the current regulations strike the right balance between the enjoyment of fireworks by the public and restricting the sale of fireworks for public safety reasons.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Plastics: Fireworks (26 Mar 2021)

Paul Scully: Fireworks placed on the market must be safe. The Government welcomes the reduction of the use of plastics in fireworks and initiatives underway by the fireworks industry. We are not at present planning any other action to mandate a reduction in the use of plastic or other non-degradable content in fireworks sold in the UK.


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