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Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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2.  In these Regulations—

“another Member State” means a member state other than the United Kingdom.

“banger” and “Category” have the meaning assigned to them by British Standard BS7114: Part 1: 1988.

“classified” has the meaning assigned to it by the Classification and Labelling of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(1).

“competent authority” means an authority in another member state recognised by the Secretary of State as competent to classify fireworks.

“firework” means a device intended for use as a form of entertainment containing explosive composition which, upon functioning, burns or explodes (or both burns and explodes) to produce a visual or aural effect or a combination of such effects.

“original package” means the package in which the fireworks were supplied for the purpose of retail sale by the manufacturer or importer.

“package” means any box, carton or other container.

“primary pack” means a package of fireworks of the same category and type offered or intended to be offered for sale as a single unit.

“selection pack” means a package of fireworks of more than one category or type offered or intended to be offered for sale as a single unit.

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