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Noisy Fireworks

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps before the firework season next year to obtain power to prohibit the manufacture and sale of thunder flash firework bombs which are capable of having a bad effect upon invalids and old people.

The explosive feature of these fireworks is, according to my information, reduced by agreement with manufacturers to the minimum consistent with their use as noisy fireworks, and I have no sufficient evidence that prohibition of manufacture or sale is desirable on the ground of the noise they make.