Fireworks: Noise

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.

There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.

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