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Petitions Committee | Fireworks event | 2 July

UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

Petitions Committee | Fireworks event | 2 July

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The big issue

 

The House of Commons Petitions Committee is currently looking at fireworks following a number of petitions about fireworks over the last three years. 

A current petition by Amy Cullen, signed by nearly 300,000 people, calls for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public and for fireworks displays to be restricted to licenced venues. 

 

How you can help 

 

If you have a health condition or disability and have been impacted by fireworks or a person or organsiation that supports those that do, then please come to the event. At the event, we’ll be asking you to share your experiences of fireworks with us. As part of the Committee's inquiry into fireworks, the Committee conducted a survey and a number of people with a wide range of health conditions and disabilities responded.  

 

The Committee is keen to hear in more detail about people’s experiences and thoughts on potential solutions to addressing concerns about fireworks. Your views will help shape the Committee’s thinking on this topic.  

 

Questions to think about  

 

During the discussion, we’ll be asking you:  

  • How do fireworks affect you? 
  • How often are you affected? 
  • How does it affect your family life? 
  • What do you do to try to plan for and minimise the effects? 
  • What should be done to make things better for you? 
 
For example, you could think about whether you support a ban on the public buying and using fireworks or whether you could support compromise solutions, such as: 

  • Quieter fireworks
  • Greater restrictions on where and when they can be set off

  • Harsher penalties for people who misuse fireworks

  • Community-based solutions, such as local awareness raising and encouraging more consideration for neighbours

 

Please note this event is about the effects fireworks can have on people with a range of health conditions and disabilities. It’s designed to hear specifically from people with health conditions and disabilities and people or organisations which support them.

 

How can you help? 

 

If you’re available on 2nd July and would like to contribute further to the inquiry – it’d be great to have you!  


 

If you have requests around travel expenses please get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss these with you.

 

 

All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business. 

 

Learn more

 

UK Parliament Select Committee Engagment events are opportunites for members of the public to share their views and experiences with the MPs and staff of UK Parliament committees. If you'd like to learn more about these events, and what to expect, watch our short video from a previous engagement event. 

 

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Do you have questions about Petitions Committee | Fireworks event | 2 July? Contact UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

When & Where


Macmillan Room
Portcullis House
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)


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UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

The UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the UK Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The service works in partnership with a diverse range of organisations, from local community groups and businesses to national campaign networks and NGOs.

All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business.

 

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