Closed petition Review and reduce the decibel limit on fireworks sold to the public
The Government should review the decibel limit on over the counter fireworks, and reduce this to a lower limit that will preserve the health and safety of the public by reducing possible noise-induced hearing damage as well as giving respite to pets and those suffering from PTSD.
The current limit is 120 dB, but noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing, and loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears. The Government should determine a sensible, lower decibel limit for fireworks that can be sold over the counter to the public.
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MPs to debate the sale of fireworks
On Monday 2 November at 4.30pm, MPs will debate a petition about the sale of fireworks.
Watch the petition debate on Parliament's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/pLDheB0lygI
Find out more about the petition debate: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/news/120340/mps-to-debate-petition-relating-to-the-sale-of-fireworks/
Petitions Committee report on fireworks
Last year, the Petitions Committee investigated the issue of fireworks, after so many people signed petitions calling for greater restrictions on their sale and use by the general public. The Committee heard from people and organisations on all sides of the argument about fireworks.
The Committee's report, with recommendations to the Government, was published on Tuesday 5 November 2019.
You can read a summary of the report here: https://houseofcommons.shorthandstories.com/petitionsfireworks/index.html
You can read the full report here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201919/cmselect/cmpetitions/103/103.pdf
The Government responded to the Committee's report in March this year. You can read the Government's response here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/421/documents/1566/default/
Find out more about the Petitions Committee: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/
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