Nearly 750,000 people have signed petitions about fireworks in the last three years. There are now 12 petitions calling for changes to the law. 11 call for greater restrictions on fireworks. The petition with the most signatures calls for a ban on fireworks being sold to and used by the public. There’s also a petition against a ban.
The Petitions Committee has scheduled several debates about fireworks in the House of Commons and, because so many people clearly have strong views, has now decided to investigate fireworks law in a new inquiry.
You can find out more about the inquiry at:
You can sign the petition to “Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.” at the following website: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/231147
But further to that, the government wants to understand more about why so many people have signed petitions about fireworks, and hear about their experiences. So if you’ve signed a petition, or have strong views about fireworks, please complete this survey by 26 March 2019: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TS5AK/
You can keep up to date with the inquiry via this website: https://www.parliament.uk/petitions-committee