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Fireworks: Sales

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 112475, tabled on 13 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ban the public sale of fireworks that are not silent.

Answered on

17 November 2017

There are no plans to ban the sale of fireworks that are not silent. The Government is aware of the impact of exceedingly loud fireworks which is why there is already a noise limit in place on consumer fireworks. Under the 2015 Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations the maximum noise level of fireworks, for sale to the public, must not exceed 120dB.