Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Independent, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle the anti-social use of fireworks.

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

There are strong laws in place to control firework availability and use, including age restrictions for those under 18.

Most people use fireworks responsibly. The police and local authorities have powers to tackle anti-social behaviour caused by the misuse of fireworks, where it arises.

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