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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19793: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many reports in each police area there have been each year of contraventions of the (a) Fireworks Act 2003 and (b) Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and how many subsequent (i) arrests, (ii) charges, (iii) prosecutions and (iv) convictions there were.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 November 2018

(i) Scottish Government does not hold this information. Police Scotland have confirmed they do not currently collect data in respect of 'arrests'.

(ii) Number of charges (data provided by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service).

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Fireworks Act 2003

9

8

9

*

-

*

-

*

*

-

-

Fireworks (S) Regulations 2004

51

22

33

27

30

19

10

17

9

*

8

 

* = fewer than 5

(iii) Number of people proceeded against in Scottish Courts under the Fireworks Act 2003 and Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004, 2007-08 to 2016-17.

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FIREWORKS ACT 2003¹

1

-

2

4

-

-

-

1

-

-

FIREWORKS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004¹

12

1

-

5

2

-

-

-

-

-

Total¹

13

1

2

9

2

-

-

1

-

-

1 - where main crime

Source: Criminal Proceedings database

(iv) Number of people convicted in Scottish Courts under the Fireworks Act 2003 and Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004, 2007-08 to 2016-17.

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FIREWORKS ACT 2003 ¹

-

-

2

3

-

-

-

1

-

-

FIREWORKS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004¹

10

1

-

5

1

-

-

-

-

-

Total¹

10

1

2

8

1

-

-

1

-

-

1 - where main crime

Source: Criminal Proceedings database