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Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Part III

Display of notice and certificate

11.—(1) (a) A notice displaying the following statement—

It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 16

  • shall be exhibited at every premises at which fireworks are sold by retail and shall be so exhibited in a prominent position where it can be easily read by persons at the point of sale, and comprise characters in bold black colour against a white background;

(b)the dimensions of the notice to be exhibited in accordance with paragraph (a) shall be not less than 297 millimetres by 420 millimetres and the size of the statement to be displayed on the notice shall be such that no character is less than 36 millimetres high.

(2) The original certificate of registration of premises under section 5 of the Explosives Act 1875 shall be displayed prominently at the point of sale.

Transactions in fireworks

12.  The provisions of section 1(1) and (2) of the Explosives Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 shall not apply to the fireworks in Schedule 2.


13.  A person who contravenes regulations 4, 7, 8 or 11 or any condition of a licence issued by the Secretary of State under regulation 4(1), shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.


14.  The Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1) are hereby repealed.

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