House of Commons
Firework safety
EDM #34
Tabled 16 October 2019
2019 Session
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.

Signatures (40)

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
17 October 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
18 October 2019
Killen, Ged
Labour
18 October 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
18 October 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
18 October 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 October 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Mearns, Ian
Labour
21 October 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
21 October 2019
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
21 October 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
21 October 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
21 October 2019
Drew, Dr David
Labour
21 October 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
21 October 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
22 October 2019
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
Gray, James
Conservative
22 October 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
22 October 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
22 October 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 October 2019
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
23 October 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
24 October 2019
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
04 November 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion