Northern Ireland written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fireworks licences were issued in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

The figures requested are as follows:

Number of firework licences issued in each of the last five years
Category 2 licences Category 3 licences Total issued
2002 (1)999 131 1,130
2003 1,258 105 1,363
2004 888 143 1,031
2005 906 156 1,062
2006(2) 130 74 204
(1) From May 2002.

(2 )From January to 16 October 2006.


Prior to the introduction of the Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002, Category 2 fireworks did not require a licence.

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