On Monday 2 November, MPs will debate e-petition 276425, relating to the sale of fireworks. Tonia Antoniazzi MP (Gower), member of the Petitions Committee, will lead the debate. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will send a Minister to respond.
Ban fireworks for general sale to the public
The petition, which has more than 305,000 signatures, states: “Every year more and more people, animals and wildlife get hurt by fireworks. It’s time something was fine to stop this. There are enough organised firework groups around for us to still enjoy fireworks safely so please help me stop the needless sale of them to the public.”
In response to the petition, the Government said: “The Government takes the matter of fireworks safety seriously. This includes protecting consumers and the public. Laws are in place to control firework availability and use.”
- Ban fireworks for general sale to the public – view on petition signature map.
- View the Committee’s 2019 report on fireworks here.
- Briefing papers or debate packs will be posted on this page.
Follow the debate:
- Watch the debates live online: https://parliamentlive.tv/Commons or www.youtube.com
- Read both debate transcripts: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2020-11-02
- Follow the Committee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hocpetitions
- You can also follow the debate with the hashtag: #FireworksDebate
Where in the country were these petitions signed?
The top 10 parliamentary constituencies that supported the petition ‘Ban fireworks for general sale to the public’ are as follows (as at 23 October 2020):
|Morley and Outwood||Andrea Jenkyns MP||1077|
|South Shields||Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck MP||1043|
|Blyth Valley||Ian Levy MP||1037|
|Hertford and Stortford||Julie Marson MP||1011|
|Wallasey||Ms Angela Eagle MP||987|
|Ellesmere Port and Neston||Justin Madders MP||981|
|Blaydon||Liz Twist MP||942|
|North Tyneside||Mary Glindon MP||919|
|Livingston||Hannah Bardell MP||903|
|Barrow and Furness||Simon Fell MP||898|