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Fireworks Act 2003

Section 1: Introduction

6.Subsection (1) defines the term “fireworks” used in the Act. The current definition is that of the British Standard Specification (BS 7114) which was published on 30th November 1988. The British Standard Specification, which is set by the British Standards Institute, may change according to circumstances, so this section allows for such a change.

7.Subsection (2) provides for a new definition to be substituted by the Secretary of State by regulations. This may be used in the context of emergency regulations – where the British Standard of Specification may not apply. Regulations made under this subsection are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure i.e. are required to be laid before Parliament.

8.Subsection (3) defines the term “supply” in the context of fireworks for the purposes of this Act.

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