Clause 16 - Parliamentary procedure for regulations

Part of Fireworks Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:00 pm ar 30 Ebrill 2003.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Llafur, Ogwr 4:00, 30 Ebrill 2003

I welcome the tone of our proceedings this afternoon. It has been one of the most mollifying experiences I have had in a Committee. It must be something to do with the chairmanship, Mr. Benton. That is enough obsequiousness for today.

I refer back to clause 2(1)(b), which says:

''the risk that the use of fireworks will have those consequences is the minimum that is compatible with their being used.''{**w10**}

That strikes the balance appropriately. Our debate has shown that we are not trying to ruin the enjoyment that many families gain from fireworks, either in public displays or in their back gardens, safely and responsibly. We are seeking to protect everybody who is involved in the industry and in the enjoyment of fireworks. I pay tribute to the way in which the Bill has been drafted, and to my hon. Friend the Member for

Hamilton, South for having brought it into being. In closing, can I ask the Minister when the regulations will be ready for consideration?