Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Conservative, Mid Worcestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what powers are available to local authorities to restrict the use of fireworks.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Restrictions on the use of fireworks already exist under the Fireworks Regulations 2004 and are enforced by the police. Beyond this, excessive noise from fireworks can be considered a statutory nuisance under Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The Act gives local authorities powers to prevent or abate noise nuisance coming from premises and land.

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