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LICENSING OF FIREWORK SALES IN SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1780: tabled on 21 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the decision by the Scottish Executive to strengthen the laws governing the sale of fireworks in Scotland; notes that under the proposals, shopkeepers and others who wish to sell any fireworks will have to apply through their local council for a specific licence and that if caught in breach of the scheme, will lose their right to sell fireworks; believes such a system will help tackle those vendors who refuse to abide by the voluntary code of practice; and congratulates the Scottish Executive on taking a major step forward in the campaign to tackle illegal firework sales and reduce the misuse of fireworks.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

LICENSING OF FIREWORK SALES IN SCOTLAND (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'practice' to end and add 'notes that this action was only taken after concerted pressure from the Scottish National Party and, in particular, the introduction of a Members' bill by Shona Robison MSP; and believes that such action is important in tackling illegal fireworks sales and reducing the misuse of fireworks.'.
Scottish National Party, Angus
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EDM 1780A1: tabled on 22 October 2002