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Firework safety

EDM (Early Day Motion) 34: tabled on 16 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the distress faced by countless individuals and families as a result of the improper use of fireworks in the lead up to and during bonfire night; welcomes the recent Scottish Government consultation, which invited the public to express their views on the sale of fireworks, on the effect of fireworks on people, communities and animals, and on what actions could be taken to minimise risk going forward; understands that the consultation received a total of 16,420 responses and that a majority of respondents reported that they had been affected by fireworks used in an irresponsible or unsafe way; further notes that 94 per cent of respondents thought that there should be more control over the sale of fireworks; calls on the UK Government to update the House on the ongoing review by the Office for Product Safety and Standards regarding fireworks and to make clear what further action it is taking to reduce the scale of the disruption felt by so many communities as a result of improper use of these products; and recommends that the UK Government considers devolving powers to Scotland to allow the Scottish Government to regulate the sale of fireworks to the public.

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.

Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2019
Glasgow South West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2019
Motherwell and Wishaw
Killen, Ged
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2019
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2019
Easington
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 18 October 2019
Luton North
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2019
Glasgow North West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Glasgow East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
Gateshead
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
Blackley and Broughton
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Glenrothes
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
Camberwell and Peckham
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Field, Frank
Independent
Signed on 21 October 2019
Birkenhead
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
Stroud
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2019
Brentford and Isleworth
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2019
Glasgow South
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2019
Keighley
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2019
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2019
Edinburgh South West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2019
Edinburgh East
Gray, James
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2019
North Wiltshire
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2019
North East Fife
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2019
Falkirk
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2019
Glasgow North
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 24 October 2019
North Down
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2019
Feltham and Heston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.