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Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will introduce legislation further restricting the sale of fireworks to schoolchildren; and if he will make a statement.

It is already an offence to sell fireworks to anyone under 16. Since the main problem lies with the 13 to 15-year-olds, we intend to revise the legislation so that magistrates can impose heavier penalties for selling fireworks to people under 16 and for letting them off in public.