Fireworks

Home Department written question – answered on 21st November 2005.

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Photo of Anthony D Wright Anthony D Wright Labour, Great Yarmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines have been imposed by the police in relation to offences relating to fireworks in (a) Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) Norfolk, (c) the Eastern Region and (d) England and Wales since the Fireworks Act 2003.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Since 11 October 2004 the police have had powers to issue penalty notices for disorder for four specific firework offences. The number of penalty notices issued for firework offences in Norfolk, the Eastern Region and England and Wales is shown in the table. Centrally available data do not identify Great Yarmouth separately.

Number of PNDs issued for fireworks offences, Norfolk, Eastern Region and England and Wales, 2004 and 2005(88)
2004
Police force area Throwing fireworks Breach of fireworks curfew Possession of a category 4 firework Possession by under 18 of adult firework
Norfolk 1
Eastern Region 11 1 1 1
England and Wales

177

12 12 20
2005
Police force area Throwing fireworks Breach of fireworks curfew Possession of a category 4 firework Possession by under 18 of adult firework
Norfolk 1
Eastern Region 11 3
England and Wales

324

11 8 4

(88) January-September provisional data

Source:

RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform

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