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Fireworks: Sales

Question for Home Office

UIN 52655, tabled on 11 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent representations she has received on banning the public sale of fireworks.

Answered on

21 November 2016

We have not received any representations about banning the sale of consumer fireworks.

Under the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, which are the responsibility of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and enforced by local Trading Standards, fireworks can be bought only from retailers for consumer use on these dates:

• 15 October to 10 November

• 26 to 31 December

• 3 days before Diwali and Chinese New Year

At other times, they can only be bought from licensed retailers.

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