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Illegal Sale Of Fireworks To Children

EDM number 88 in 1996-97, proposed by Nigel Jones on 29/10/1996.

That this House notes Government statistics showing that in 1995 there were 1530 fireworks accidents requiring medical treatment, almost all occurring in October and November; is concerned that 820 of those injured were children under the age of 16 and of these 645 were aged 13 and under; is dismayed that under the Explosives Act 1875, from 1985 to 1993, only three convictions were achieved from just ten prosecutions brought for selling fireworks to minors; believes that although it is illegal to supply a minor with fireworks, this prohibition is not being properly enforced; and calls upon the Government to review the provisions and operation of the law governing prosecution of those responsible for selling or supplying minors with fireworks.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Nigel Jones29/10/1996CheltenhamProposed
Archy Kirkwood29/10/1996Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Liz Lynne29/10/1996RochdaleSigned
Eric Illsley30/10/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
John D Taylor30/10/1996StrangfordSigned
Roy Beggs30/10/1996East AntrimSigned
Harry Barnes30/10/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman30/10/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe30/10/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Andrew Faulds30/10/1996Warley EastSigned
Chris Davies30/10/1996Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe30/10/1996LeighSigned
Tom Cox30/10/1996TootingSigned
Richard Burden30/10/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara30/10/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Kevin McNamara30/10/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Diana Maddock30/10/1996ChristchurchSigned
Eddie Loyden30/10/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Lynne Jones30/10/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Robert Wareing31/10/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Dennis Turner31/10/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Andrew Bowden31/10/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
John Evans31/10/1996St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings31/10/1996EasingtonSigned
Bill Michie31/10/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Heppell31/10/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Rachel Squire31/10/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Peter Pike31/10/1996BurnleySigned
Colin Pickthall31/10/1996West LancashireSigned
Keith Bradley31/10/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Menzies Campbell01/11/1996Fife North EastSigned
Anne Campbell05/11/1996CambridgeSigned
Paul Flynn05/11/1996Newport WestSigned
John Gunnell06/11/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Hall06/11/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Alex Carlile06/11/1996MontgomerySigned
Tony Lloyd06/11/1996StretfordSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones06/11/1996Ynys MSigned
Nick Harvey07/11/1996North DevonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/11/1996WorkingtonSigned
David Clelland11/11/1996Tyne BridgeSigned
Jim Wallace11/11/1996Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Russell Johnston12/11/1996Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Bill Etherington12/11/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Piara S Khabra14/11/1996Ealing, SouthallSigned
Joe Benton21/11/1996BootleSigned
Allan Rogers03/12/1996RhonddaSigned
Ken Livingstone06/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Max Madden09/12/1996Bradford WestSigned
Alex Salmond13/12/1996Banff & BuchanSigned

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