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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19794: Dugdale, Kezia (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and what its position is on amending section 3(3) to redefine "night hours" to be the period beginning at 9.00 pm.

Answered by: Ash Denham 22 November 2018

The Scottish Government recognises concerns about the antisocial use of fireworks and has put in place restrictions on when fireworks can be set off. We continue to keep under review the effectiveness of the current regulations. I will be launching a consultation on the use and regulations of fireworks early next year to better understand their impact on communities. This consultation will inform any actions that the Scottish Government could take to reduce the negative impact of fireworks. This could include, for example, increased restrictions on where and when fireworks can be used, improved access to advice and support to reduce the anti-social impact of fireworks, and new national guidance to support local partner agencies.