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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the announcement this week by the Community Safety Minister that regulations to restrict both the sale of fireworks and the times when they can be set off by the general public will be introduced for Parliament to consider in the new year.

Ms Cunningham said:

“Many people really enjoy fireworks and they play a role in a variety of celebrations but there is absolutely no doubt that they can also be a source of alarm to young children and animals, as well as posing a very real public danger.

“The extent of the firepower that people can easily buy to set off in their back gardens has escalated in recent years and I am not in the least surprised that changes to the legislation surrounding the sale of fireworks was supported by an overwhelming majority of the thousands of people who responded to a recent consultation.

“The legislation which will limit the volume and timing of firework sales, as well as restricting when they can be set off, should be in place in time for next Bonfire Night.

“Obviously, this year was very different with Covid putting paid to organised public displays but there is no doubt at all that these represent a far safer way of enjoying fireworks than unregulated back garden displays.”


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