Fireworks

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 29th January 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-31028

To ask the Scottish Executive how many successful prosecutions there have been in each of the last two years for (a) illegal purchase of fireworks, (b) illegal use of fireworks and (c) use of fireworks as a weapon likely to cause human harm, broken down by police force area.

Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour

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

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Police Force Area2003-042004-05
Dumfries and Galloway
Sale of fireworks to under 18s 1-
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare-1
Grampian
Illegal use of fireworks -1
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare2-
Lothian and Borders
Illegal use of fireworks -2
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare1-
Northern
Sale of fireworks to under 18s 1-
Strathclyde
Sale of fireworks to under 18s 32
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare144
Tayside
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare42
Scotland
Sale of fireworks to under 18s 52
Illegal use of fireworks -3
Throwing fireworks in thoroughfare217

Note: 1. Where main offence.

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