Fireworks: Sales

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th 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 estimate her Department has made of the level of support for a ban on the public sale of fireworks.

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

There are already strong laws in place to control firework availability and use to reduce the risks to people and disturbance to animals, including age related restrictions, a curfew and a noise limit. There are also enforcement mechanisms in place to tackle situations when fireworks are sold illegally or misused.

There are no plans to ban the sale of fireworks and no estimate has been made of the public support for such a ban.

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