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Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Fireworks: Safety (22 Jan 2008)

Anne McGuire: While not aimed solely at local authorities, the Health and Safety Executive's "Working together on firework displays" publication is relevant to anyone organising a firework display and to display operators. It was developed in association with stakeholders and includes practical guidance on safety arrangements for bonfires, as well as fireworks. A copy of the publication has been placed in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks (21 Apr 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 by retail outlets could lead to more individuals buying...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (23 Apr 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 by retail outlets could lead to more individuals buying...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Crimes of Violence (19 Nov 2021)

Paul Scully: Any attack on the emergency services, including any that involve fireworks, is a police matter under the criminal law, including the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018. The Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care manage the pressures on the emergency services. NHS statistics show that fireworks injuries have declined since 2016. The number of A&E attendances...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks (11 Jan 2021)

Paul Scully: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that aims to reduce the risks and disturbances to people and animals. Existing legislation controls the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. In its 2019 inquiry into fireworks, the House of Commons Petitions Committee concluded it could not support banning public...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Firework Safety (4 Dec 1996)

Nigel Griffiths: Why does the Minister not listen to the British fireworks business when it tells him that the abolition of import controls on fireworks has caused three deaths from aerial shells and that the Government's deregulation of firework safety regulations has caused injuries to soar to record levels? Does he not realise that the number of fireworks sold is likely to rise before new year's day as...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks (Licensing Scheme) (14 Nov 2002)

Shona Robison: ...thank the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most important, I must thank the hundreds of people who responded to my consultation paper on introducing a licensing scheme for firework retailers. I have received more than 200 responses, the majority of which have been submitted by community councils and groups the length and breadth of urban and rural Scotland. It is...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (17 Nov 2017)

Margot James: There are no plans to ban the sale of fireworks that are not silent. The Government is aware of the impact of exceedingly loud fireworks which is why there is already a noise limit in place on consumer fireworks. Under the 2015 Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations the maximum noise level of fireworks, for sale to the public, must not exceed 120dB.

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

Kelly Tolhurst: Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is currently working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Netmums, to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks and to raise consumer awareness on firework safety. We are encouraging their considerate use...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (23 Oct 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: No further measures are being taken to enforce the age restriction on the sale of fireworks under the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997. Recent research undertaken indicates that trading standards departments generally give high-priority to firework matters during the firework season including enforcement of the age restriction. This often includes test purchasing by under 18s in many...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fixed Penalty Notices (31 Jan 2005)

Hazel Blears: .... S31, Fire Services Act 1947 Knowingly giving a false alarm to a fire brigade. S5, Public Order Act 1986 Causing, harassment, alarm or distress. S80, Explosives Act 1875 Throwing fireworks. s169A of the Licensing Act 1964 Sell alcohol to person under 18. s169C(2) of the Licensing Act 1964 Purchase in licensed premises of alcohol for person under 18. s169C(3) of the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (6 Mar 2006)

Gerry Sutcliffe: All consumer fireworks sold in the UK must comply with British Standard BS 7114. This standard is called up by both the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 (as amended) and the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (as amended). The standard was prepared to ensure that firework design, construction, labelling and performance minimises the risk of injury to users and onlookers and the public in general.

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

Paul Scully: This Government is committed to taking further action to promote the safe and considerate use of fireworks. 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...

Petition: Misuse of Fireworks (Essex) (29 Jan 2008)

Bob Spink: I should like to present an important petition, organised by Faye Guyat, that addresses the issue of the nuisance and real harm caused to people and animals by the antisocial and selfish use of fireworks. Although a sound private Member's Bill on the subject became law in 2003, improvements can still be made, and there are still real problems in our community. I congratulate and thank every...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Fireworks (16 Feb 1961)

Mr Dennis Vosper: The Fireworks Act, 1951, enables my right hon. Friend to order the seizure and destruction of dangerous fireworks, and steps are taken to ensure that fireworks sold to the public are not dangerous if used according to the directions and with care. But my right hon. Friend would be glad to receive information about fireworks that are believed to have caused accidents.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fireworks: Sales (13 Jan 2021)

Paul Scully: There is a comprehensive regulatory framework already in place for fireworks that aims to reduce the risks and disturbances to people and animals. Existing legislation controls the sale, availability and use of fireworks, as well as setting a curfew and noise limit. Current legislation limits noise from fireworks available to consumers to a maximum of 120 decibels. The Government remains...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (12 Jan 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Fireworks Act 2003 does not contain provisions relating directly to the protection of premises. However, the Act does provide that firework regulations may prohibit public displays unless certain conditions are met. Further, the Act also provides for compulsory training courses for operators of public firework displays which could lessen the chances of a firework straying to cause damage...

Business of the House (23 Oct 2008)

Philip Hollobone: Every year hundreds of children are injured by fireworks, and while there is strong support for organised firework displays, there is growing concern about the antisocial use of fireworks and the distress they cause to both people and animals. With bonfire night approaching, could we have a topical debate or a debate in Westminster Hall on the Government's legislation with regard to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fireworks: Yorkshire and the Humber (14 Nov 2018)

Jake Berry: MHCLG does not hold data for people or animals injured in incidents involving fireworks. Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is currently working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Netmums, to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks and to...

Fireworks (11 Jun 2003)

Paul Truswell: I present a petition signed by 4,000 of my Pudsey constituents and others concerning their wish for tighter legislation governing the sale, use and noise of fireworks. Its timing is particularly appropriate, given that the Fireworks Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for Hamilton, South (Mr. Tynan) will be considered by the House on Friday when, we hope, it will successfully...


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