HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 c576W
Ms Jowell

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will reclassify bomb bags as fireworks. [32687]

Mr. John M. Taylor

As stated in my written reply to the hon. Member on 15 May 1996,Official Report, column 494, "bomb bags" are toys and therefore subject to the safety requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 1995. I can see no advantage therefore in classifying these items to treat them as fireworks, for example for the purposes of the general product safety regulations. The items do not fall within the definition of a firework in British standard 7114:1988.