To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued during the last week of October and the first week of November 2004 for (a) letting off or throwing fireworks in any highway, street, throughfare or public place, (b) possession of fireworks in a public place by those under the age of 18 years and (c) breaching the curfew time for the use of fireworks.
The available information, relating to the four offences connected with fireworks for which penalty notices for disorder can be given, is contained in the table:
|Fireworks offence for which PND issued||Issued between 25–31 October inclusive||Issued between 1–7 November inclusive|
|Throwing fireworks in a thoroughfare||18||36|
|Breach of fireworks curfew||3||4|
|Possession of a Category 4 firework||2||3|
|Possession by under 18 of adult firework||—||—|
|Total PNDs issued for firework offences||23||47|