HC Deb 19 January 2004 vol 416 cc971-2W
17. Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance has been issued to police forces in respect of enforcement of new regulations to control fireworks. [148342]

Fiona Mactaggart

The Department for Trade and Industry regulations prohibiting the possession of fireworks, in public places, by those under the age of 18 and the possession of category 4 fireworks (professional display fireworks) by the general public have now come into force.

The Home Office will be writing to Chief Police Officers shortly with details of these new powers.