Clause 7 - Licensing of suppliers

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

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Llafur, Ogwr 3:30, 30 Ebrill 2003

I have two brief points for the Minister's consideration. The first is to welcome the fact that these licences, as is the case with liquor licences, will be for named individuals rather than premises, so that representations can be made on the unworthiness of a certain individual.

Secondly, will the Minister give further consideration to the revocation of licences, which is an important part of the clause, and the possible scope for temporary revocation? If there were evidence of selling to underage or undesirable people, I would fully agree with revoking the licence permanently. However, if the problem is a minor, technical one in respect of health and safety—perhaps involving storage or security—there may be some scope for a temporary

revocation, in the way that restaurants and cafeterias with environmental health problems are dealt with.