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The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997

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Prohibitions on supply of certain fireworks and assemblies

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) below, no person shall supply—

(a)any firework of erratic flight; or

(b)any mini-rocket.

(2) Subject to regulation 5 below, no person shall supply—

(a)any aerial shell, shell-in-mortar, aerial maroon or maroon-in-mortar or any assembly which includes one or more aerial shells or aerial maroons and which has one point of ignition;

(b)any category 4 firework other than one whose supply is prohibited by sub-paragraph (a) above or (c), (d), (e) or (g) below;

(c)any battery containing bangers;

(d)any combination (other than a wheel) which includes one or more bangers;

(e)subject to paragraph (4) below, any banger other than a banger which is a category 2 firework;

(f)subject to paragraph (4) below, any banger other than a banger whose supply is prohibited by sub-paragraph (e) above; or

(g)any firework or assembly which is not listed in Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

(3) Paragraph (1) above shall not prohibit the supply of any firework of erratic flight or any mini-rocket to any person for use, in the course of a trade or business of his, for special effects purposes in the theatre, on film or on television.

(4) Paragraphs (2)(e) and (f) above shall not apply to any banger supplied as part of a wheel.

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