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Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (29 Nov 2007)

Kenny MacAskill: The available information is given in the following table. Information in relation to other offences which involved the use of fireworks as a weapon is not identifiable within the available statistics. Statistics on persons charged by the police are not collected centrally. Persons Proceeded Against for Fireworks Offences1, 2001-02 to 2005-06 Police Force 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Fireworks: Fireworks (29 Jan 2007)

Cathy Jamieson: The available information is given in the following table. Information in relation to other offences which involved the use of fireworks as a weapon is not currently identifiable within the available statistics. Persons with a Charge Proved in Scottish Courts for Fireworks Offences1, by Police Force Area, 2003-04 to 2004-05 Police Force Area 2003-04 2004-05 Dumfries and Galloway Sale...

Written Answers — Home Department: Illegal Fireworks (30 Jan 2006)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework attract penalty notices for disorder, as well as the offence of throwing fireworks. The offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 were...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Fireworks (13 Mar 2006)

David Hanson: Table 1 provides prosecution figures for the calendar years 1994 to 2003. Data beyond 2003 is currently not available. Figures for illegally selling fireworks cover a range of offences including 'selling fireworks to non-licence holder', 'selling fireworks without a licence' and 'selling the banger"'. Figures for illegally using fireworks include prosecutions for the offences of 'using...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fireworks (30 Oct 2015)

Anna Soubry: There are already seasonal limitations on the sale of fireworks. The Fireworks Regulations 2004 restrict their sale to the traditional fireworks periods of 5th November, Diwali, New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year. It is possible to buy fireworks at other times of the year, but strict conditions are imposed on retailers wishing to sell them outside the traditional periods. There are no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Fireworks Act 2003 (Amendment) (5 Mar 2008)

Rob Marris: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision about the noise emitted by fireworks supplied in the United Kingdom. Fireworks used in the United Kingdom are too often too noisy. We need a lower limit on their noise, and improved labelling of fireworks to go along with it. I thank the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of which I am a long-time...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fireworks: Environment Protection (22 Jan 2020)

Rebecca Pow: The Fireworks Act 2003 and the Fireworks Regulations 2004 govern the use of fireworks, including possession of fireworks and the use of fireworks between certain hours. The enforcement of the Fireworks Regulations is the responsibility of the police, and responsibility for the legislation lies with Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The Office for Product Safety and Standards has...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (14 Nov 2001)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 24 October 2001 The Department has recently launched this year's fireworks safety campaign informing the public of the dangers posed by fireworks. The theme of this year's campaign, is to urge children and young people to take care when using or being near fireworks. As part of the campaign, around 2,000 information packs to help mount local safety campaigns have been...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks Offences (22 Mar 2006)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003 for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework) attract penalty notices for disorder, as does the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (23 Mar 2006)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003 for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework) attract penalty notices for disorder, as does the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (9 Jan 2006)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework attract penalty notices for disorder, as does the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the...

Business of the House: Fireworks Safety (29 Oct 2009)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Minister for his intervention. That debate on fireworks safety, which led to the introduction of the legislation, was conducted sensibly and rationally. It was a good step in the right direction, although there is always hesitation from Conservative Members over enabling legislation. This is not the first time, therefore, that we have considered fireworks safety. There has been a...

Written Answers — Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: Fireworks (11 Nov 2008)

Gareth Thomas: The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 prohibit the supply of fireworks to anyone under the age of 18. They also prohibit the supply of any fireworks which do not meet British standard 7114, certain banned fireworks and the supply of category 4 fireworks to non-professionals. The under-18s are prohibited from possessing fireworks in a public place by the Fireworks Regulations 2004. The 2004...

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

Gerry Sutcliffe: The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 prohibit the supply of consumer-type fireworks to those under 18 years of age. They also prohibit the supply of dangerous types of fireworks to the general public—bangers, fireworks of erratic flight and so on. Under the Fireworks Act 2003, we will regulate to make it an offence for under-18s to possess fireworks in a public place, and to prohibit the...

Fireworks — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (29 Jan 2018)

Gill Furniss: ...balanced introduction to this important debate. We, too, should approach the debate in a balanced way. I sympathise with the backers of the campaign in that I recognise the stress and anxiety that fireworks can cause to vulnerable people, including children and people with certain mental health issues, and to pets and livestock. There is a particular issue for animals because of the...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (1 Mar 2006)

Hazel Blears: Offences under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 (made under section 11 of the Fireworks Act 2003) for breach of the national fireworks curfew, the illegal possession of category four fireworks and the possession by a person under 18 of an adult firework attract penalty notices for disorder, as well as the offence of throwing fireworks. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Fireworks (4 Nov 2003)

Gerry Sutcliffe: Most fireworks sold to the general public in the United Kingdom originate in China. But whether fireworks are imported or made here in the UK, all which are intended for use by the general public must meet the requirements of the Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 and the British Standard BS 7114, the safety standard governing the safe construction, testing and labelling of consumer...

Firework Nuisance (6 Nov 2006)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...presented recently in support of the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters, but, none the less, that considerable number shows the level of support that she has. Over the past week, millions of fireworks have been sold and used in back garden displays, with hundreds of thousands more people attending professionally organised public displays. Contacts that my officials have had with...

Written Answers — Home Department: Fireworks (17 Nov 2003)

Hazel Blears: This information is not held centrally. However, Merseyside Police estimate they have spent £500,000 dealing with fireworks incidents so far this year. The recent use of fireworks as improvised explosive devices in the North-West is of particular concern. Fireworks misuse is a nuisance and can be a danger to the public. That is why, on 5 November 2003, we announced our intention to...

Fireworks: Sale and Use — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (8 Nov 2021)

Paul Scully: I want to leave my hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington time to conclude, so I will not give way to my hon. Friend for a second time. We have an ongoing programme of action for fireworks, responding to the key issues raised. This included commissioning the research by Ipsos MORI that provided evidence on consumer attitudes and behaviours around using fireworks in the UK. The...


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