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Tom Arthur: ...South constituency. The first is an awfy Scottish winter wonderland, which is an annual event that takes place in Barrhead. It features live Christmas music, pony rides, a Santa express train, a fireworks display and opportunities to take photos with Santa himself. Entrance to the event is free of charge, but a small donation is requested in return for having such photos taken. All the...
Fireworks Review Group (Veterans)
Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect wildlife from public and private firework displays.
Paul Farrelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of restricting firework use to (a) licensed public displays at certain times of year and (b) organised events.
Ronnie Cowan: Fireworks in politics can be entertaining. Unfortunately, fireworks of explosive types can cause great distress to sensitive people, pets and livestock. The SNP Scottish Government ran a 14-week consultation and received over 16,000 responses: 94% of respondents said that they would welcome increased controls on the sale of fireworks. The relevant legislation covers consumer protection on...
Ged Killen: I know that the Government are not minded to change the laws on firework sales, but as it is this time of year, may we have a debate on the possibility of devolving to the Scottish Government the necessary powers to ban the sale of fireworks?
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will undertake to (a) review fireworks regulations and (b) reduce the maximum permitted noise level of fireworks.
Ronnie Cowan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations her Department has received on the sale of fireworks to the general public.
Alison Thewliss: Bonfire night is almost upon us again, and my constituents in Pollokshields are already under firework bombardment. The Scottish Government have carried out a consultation which received over 16,000 responses, 94% of which wanted more control over sales. There is no evidence of action from the Leader of the House’s colleagues in Government, so will he give me a statement on what his...
Kenneth Macintosh: ...2019 2.00 pm Time for Reflection followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical Questions (if selected) followed by Ministerial Statement: Promoting the Safe and Appropriate use of Fireworks in Scotland followed by Scottish Government Debate: Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland followed by Committee Announcements followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary...
Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate her Department has made of the level of support for a ban on the public sale of fireworks.
Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to protect animals from the effects of fireworks.
Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle the anti-social use of fireworks.
Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that Palestinian students were detained for celebrating their graduation with fireworks.
Ian Murray: ...of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a timescale for the information gathering exercise on the public sale of fireworks.
Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke: ...will be an extremely hard act to follow. I regret that we will no longer have the wisdom of the noble Lord, Lord Butler, and I hope that someone reports to the Treasury, fastish, the idea that a firework should be put under them, because I cannot think of a greater threat from the noble Lord. If I may say, it would not have happened in his day, because it would not have been needed....
Witnesses: ...McParland, Government Relations Manager, RSPCA Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet, lead for Anti-Social Behaviour, National Police Chiefs Council Chris Kemp, lead for Petroleum, Explosives and Fireworks, National Fire Chiefs Council.
Witnesses: Dr Paul Logan, Director, Chemicals, Explosives and Biological Hazards Division, Health and Safety Executive Rachel Hallam, Chair of Fireworks Enforcement Liaison Group and Petroleum & Safety Officer, Trading Standards Service, Worcestershire County Council Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores Liz Vann, Chartered Environmental Health Officer,...
Witnesses: Steve Raper, Vice Chairman, British Firework Association Fraser Stevenson, Director, Absolute Fireworks