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#1 Hofnerite

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

The government wants to hear from the public as to if fireworks need further regulations and this will be discussed in parliament on the 29th January, just a few days away!
At the moment all the comments here are mainly against fireworks and could result in a ban or further restrictions on public use of fireworks. We need more pro-firework comments here, so please comment and share the hell out of it. If we don't want further restrictions, we ALL need to comment here ASAP!

https://m.facebook.c...=52&__tn__=*s-R
 

 



#2 RichardH08

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:32 PM

Hmmm... a strangely anonymous 'facebook' page. Not sure I want to go there!



#3 Hofnerite

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

Hmmm... a strangely anonymous 'facebook' page. Not sure I want to go there!

 

It's the Government's Facebook page! Couldn't be less anonymous if they tried! 

If you don't believe me, google it. The important thing is that pro-firework posts on that NEED to start appearing, otherwise we may as well roll over and let the horse brigade ruin all of our livelihoods. 

 

Try this one if it looks less spammy! https://m.facebook.c...HouseofCommons/


Edited by Hofnerite, 28 January 2018 - 12:25 PM.


#4 rocketpro

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

Government responded.

 

https://petition.par...etitions/201947


Who tests the tester.


#5 dave

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

lets ban all barking dogs !!

 

what a load of ....ers !!                maamby pamby ....ers

 

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#6 Tinderbox

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

I simply can not believe it. The current government responding with reason! Whatever next...

 

ment will debate this petition on 29 January 2018.

You'll be able to watch online at parliamentlive.tv

Government responded

Government takes the issue of firework safety very seriously. There is legislation in place that controls the sale, use and misuse of fireworks; we have no plans to extend this further.

Read the response in full

The Government takes the issue of firework safety very seriously. There is legislation in place relating to the supply, storage, possession and use and misuse of fireworks. This includes legislation which regulates the supply and use of fireworks, both for the general public and professional display operators. Restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks are set out under the 2003 Fireworks Act, the Fireworks Regulations 2004 and the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015. These contain provisions to minimise the risk of fireworks harming people, property and animals. Although a small minority of people use fireworks in a dangerous, inconsiderate or anti-social manner, we believe that the majority use them sensibly and responsibly.

The Government is aware of concerns about the distress noisy fireworks can cause to individuals, as well as to livestock, pets and wildlife. Therefore, the Government urges those using fireworks to be considerate to their neighbours and give sufficient notice of firework use, particularly to those who are vulnerable such as older people, children, those with mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and those with pets and livestock. We have worked with the fireworks industry to encourage users of fireworks to give notice of their displays so that those who are vulnerable or keep animals can make arrangements for their safety.

The Blue Cross animal charity has also produced information on animals and fireworks, which gives advice on how to avoid or reduce stress to animals when fireworks are being set off. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the Kennel Club provide similar advice on their websites concerning how to minimise the impact of fireworks use on animals.
There is already a ban on the general public from purchasing fireworks with higher levels of risk and noise and seasonal limitations on their sale. The Fireworks Regulations 2004 restrict their sale to the traditional fireworks periods around 5th November, Diwali, New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year. These are an important part of British tradition reflecting our history and multi-culturalism. While it is possible to buy fireworks at other times of the year, a ‘licence to sell fireworks’ is required and strict conditions are imposed outside the traditional periods.

At present any firework that exceeds 120 decibels must not be supplied to consumers. There are also low noise fireworks available that consumers can choose to buy, but we do not propose to bring in regulations to require all fireworks to be low noise.

Government acknowledges that many people have genuine concerns about the use and, the misuse, of fireworks and the risks of firework-related injury. However, the number of injuries is low and the total number of hospital admissions caused by firework injuries has remained below 200 a year for the last 10 years.

The Government does not plan to make any changes to the way statistics relating to enforcement actions are collected. The Government believes the focus of enforcement should be on delivering necessary protections and on working with businesses, citizens and others to ensure safety.

The Government believes that the current regulations strike the right balance between the enjoyment of fireworks by the public and restricting the sale and use of fireworks for public safety reasons.

The best way to continue to reduce the distress caused by fireworks is to work with industry, retailers and others to promote the safe and responsible use of fireworks through guidance and public education and to ensure that appropriate action is taken against those that break the rules.

The obligations for the Secretary of State referred to in the e-petition, to publish a regulatory Impact Assessment and to consult interested organisations, only apply when making new regulations and we have no plans to change the legislation relating to fireworks.

As set out above, given there is already legislation in place which controls the sale and use and misuse of fireworks; we have no plans to extend this further.

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy



#7 Hofnerite

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:39 PM

They have... but the debate is this afternoon and if they are convinced, they can and will change their viewpoint. 



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

They have... but the debate is this afternoon and if they are convinced, they can and will change their viewpoint. 

Not so!


Who tests the tester.





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