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The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997

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Exceptions to regulations 3(2) and 4(2)

5.  Regulations 3(2) and 4(2) above shall not prohibit the supply of any firework or assembly to–

(a)any person who is in business as a professional organiser or professional operator of firework displays;

(b)any person, being a person whose trade or business (or part of whose trade or business) is the supply of fireworks or assemblies, for the purpose of supplying them in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations;

(c)any local authority for the purposes of a firework display put on by that authority or for use by that authority at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event;

(d)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;

(e)any local authority, enforcement authority or other body, where that authority or body–

(i)has enforcement powers, conferred by or under any enactment, applying to the firework or assembly in question; and

(ii)before it purchases the goods, informs the supplier that the purchase is to be made for the purposes of ascertaining whether any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of the goods has been contravened in relation to those goods;

(f)any department of the Government of the United Kingdom for the purposes of a firework display put on by that department, for use by that department at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event or for use by that department for research or investigations purposes;

(g)any person who–

(i)is in business as a supplier of goods designed and intended for use in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies; and

(ii)intends to use the firework or assembly in question solely for the purposes of testing those goods to ensure that, when used in conjunction with fireworks or assemblies of the same type, they will perform their intended function or comply with any provision made by or under any enactment and relating to the safety of those goods; or

(h)any establishment of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown for the purposes of a firework display or for use at a national public celebration or a national commemorative event.

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