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Friday 13th June 2003

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


FIREWORKS BILL, AS AMENDED

NEW CLAUSES

The costs of local authorities

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall make grants of such sums as are necessary to meet in full the costs reasonably incurred by local authorities in consequence of any provision of this Act.'.


Police authority enforcement policy document

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'It shall be the duty of each police authority to publish an enforcement policy document in relation to offences committed under this Act.'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

40

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

41

Page     2,     line     1     [Clause     2],     leave out 'there is no' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

42

Page     2,     line     2     [Clause     2],     after 'subsection (3)', insert 'is controlled'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

43

Page     2,     line     2     [Clause     2],     leave out ', or'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

44

Page     2,     line     3     [Clause     2],     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Miss Melanie Johnson

1

Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     2],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

45

Page     2,     line     8     [Clause     2],     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

      '(a) death, injury or unnecessary suffering to persons'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

46

Page     2,     line     9     [Clause     2],     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) death, injury or unnecessary suffering to any domestic or captive animal, and'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

47

Page     2,     line     16     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

       'Before making fireworks regulations the Secretary of State must issue a full regulatory impact assessment setting out details of the costs and benefits and the wider economic social and environmental impact of the proposed regulations'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

48

Page     2,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out 'twelve' and insert 'six'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

49

Page     2,     line     25     [Clause     2],     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

7

Page     2,     line     39     [Clause     3],     leave out 'an age so specified' and insert 'the age of 18 years'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

9

Page     2,     line     42     [Clause     3],     leave out 'an age so specified' and insert 'the age of 18 years'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

52

Page     3,     line     4     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'from' to 'using' in line 5.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

53

Page     3,     line     7     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'from' to 'using' in line 8.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope

64

Page     3,     line     16     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '( )   Fireworks regulations may not prohibit the supply of fireworks for private use on residential premises.'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope

67

Page     3,     line     16     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '( )   Firework regulations may not prohibit the supply of fireworks in such a way as to interfere with the celebration of major religious and national festivals.'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope

66

Page     3,     line     28     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply to class I and class II fireworks.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

54

Page     3,     line     30     [Clause     5],     leave out 'include in particular' and insert 'are'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

55

Page     3,     line     44     [Clause     5],     at end add—

    '( )   Nothing in this section shall apply to—

      (a) any person whose trade or business is the professional organisation or professional operation of firework displays;

      (b) any person whose trade or business, or part of whose trade or business, is the supply of fireworks or assemblies, for the purposes of supplying them in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations;

      (c) any local authority for the purposes of a firework display;

      (d) any person for use, in the course of a trade or business of his, for special effects purposes in the theatre, on film or on television;

      (e) any local authority, enforcement officer or other body, where that authority or body:

      (i) has enforcement powers, conferred by or under enactment, applying to the firework or assembly in question; and

      (ii) before it purchases the goods, informs the supplier that the purchase is to be made for the purposes of ascertaining whether any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of the goods has been contravened in relation to those goods;

      (f) any department of the Government of the United Kingdom for the purposes of a firework display put on by that department for use by that department at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event or for use by that department for research or investigations purposes;

      (g) any person who:

      (i) is in business as a supplier of goods designed and intended for use in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies; and

      (ii) intends to use the firework or assembly in question solely for the purposes of testing those goods to ensure that, when used in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies of the same type, they will perform their intended function or comply with any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of those goods; or

      (h) any establishment of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown for the purposes of a firework display or for use at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event.'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

56

Page     4,     line     3     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '( )   advanced notification of the time and place of the display has been given to the owners or recipients of land adjoining the site of the display'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

57

Page     4,     line     9     [Clause     6],     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

58

Page     4,     line     29     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this section shall apply to a display from which the public are excluded notwithstanding that it may be witnessed by the public.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

59

Page     4,     line     29     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this section shall apply to a display which does not include the use of fireworks under category 4 of the British Standard Specification relating to fireworks published on 30 November 1988 (BS 7114) or any British Standard Specification replacing it.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

60

Page     4,     line     30,     leave out Clause 7.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

61

Page     5,     line     13     [Clause     7],     at end add—

    '( )   Nothing in this section shall apply to—

      (a) any person whose trade or business is the professional organisation or professional operation of firework displays;

      (b) any person whose trade or business, or part of whose trade or business, is the supply of fireworks or assemblies, for the purpose of supplying them in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations;

      (c) any local authority for the purposes of a firework display;

      (d) any person for use, in the course of a trade or business of his, for special effects purposes in the theatre, on film or on television;

      (e) any local authority, enforcement officer or other body, where that authority or body:

      (i) has enforcement powers, conferred by or under enactment, applying to the firework or assembly in question; and

      (ii) before it purchases the goods, informs the supplier that the purchase is to be made for the purposes of ascertaining whether any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of the goods has been contravened in relation to those goods;

      (f) any department of the Government of the United Kingdom for the purposes of a firework display put on by that department for use by that department at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event or for use by that department for research or investigations purposes;

      (g) any person who:

      (i) is in business as a supplier of goods designed and intended for use in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies; and

      (ii) intends to use the firework or assembly in question solely for the purposes of testing those goods to ensure that, when used in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies of the same type, they will perform their intended function or comply with any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of those goods; or

      (h) any establishment of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown for the purposes of a firework display or for use at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event.'.

   

Mr Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Christopher Chope

65

Page     5,     line     33,     leave out Clause 9.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

63

Page     6,     line     10,     leave out Clause 10.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Edward Leigh

62

Page     8,     line     15     [Clause     12],     leave out subsection (3).


   

Miss Melanie Johnson

2

Page     10,     line     15     [Schedule],     at end insert—

'Road Traffic Act 1974 (c. 50)Section 18.'.


 
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