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Fireworks Act 2003

Section 5:  Prohibition of supply etc. of certain fireworks

19.Subsection (1) provides that fireworks regulations may include provision prohibiting the supply of fireworks of a specified description or prohibiting such supply to persons of a specified description.

20.Subsection (2) provides that fireworks regulations may include provision prohibiting the purchase or possession of fireworks of a specified description or prohibiting such purchase or possession by persons of a specified description.

21.Subsection (3) limits subsections (1) and (2) to categories III and IV fireworks (referred to as “classes” in the Act), which are categories of fireworks specified in British Standard Specification BS 7114. Categories III and IV fireworks are “display” and “professional display” fireworks respectively, and categories I and II fireworks, also specified in BS 7114, are “indoor” and “garden” fireworks respectively.

22.Subsection (4) provides that such specified description of persons includes persons who do not satisfy any specified conditions that relate to the matters mentioned in subsection (5) as regards training, experience and insurance cover.

23.Subsection (6) provides that an exception or dispensation from prohibitions made under this section may be contained in the fireworks regulations.

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