Home Department written question – answered on 17th May 2006.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson PPS (Rt Hon Stephen Timms, Chief Secretary), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices have been issued in relation to the illegal use of fireworks in (a) Kingston upon Hull, North, and (b) the Humberside police force area since the relevant legislation was introduced.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office)

Data from the penalty notices for disorder (PND) database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of males and females issued with penalty notices for fireworks in Humberside police force area 2004, as well as provisional data for 2005, are provided in the following table.

The provisions for the new offences in the Fireworks Regulations 2004 came into force on 7 August 2004. The offences were added to the PND scheme with effect from 11 October 2004. The offence of throwing fireworks has been included in the scheme from the start.

It is not possible to identify the number of penalty notices issued in Kingston upon Hull, North as the data is broken down by police force area only and is not available at that level of detail.

Number of penalty notices for disorder issued for fireworks offences, Humberside Police force area, 2004 and 2005 provisional data
2004 ( 1) 2005
Throwing fireworks 5 5
Breach of fireworks curfew 1 1
Possession of a Category 4 firework 1 1
Possession by under 18 of adult firework 3
(1 )Provisional data Source: RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform

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