Clause 7 - Licensing of suppliers

Part of Fireworks Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:30 pm ar 30 Ebrill 2003.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Llafur, Glasgow Anniesland 3:30, 30 Ebrill 2003

I have received representations from Glasgow city council, which is the biggest in Scotland and one of the biggest in the UK. It said that the only way to ensure proper licensing is through local councils. It supports the Bill fully but feels that local councils must have a say on all licensing. That will mean that records can be kept locally and the licences dealt with properly.

Will the Minister also consider mail order and internet selling? I appreciate that the internet is a grey area that is difficult to govern, but mail order in Britain will be covered by some licensing. They are both grey areas where people who try to avoid the law often operate. Will she comment on that?