§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 20 November 2001]: We have no plans to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public.
Operating wind farms in the UK Site name Location Farm installed capacity (kW) (a) Scotland Beinn Ghlas Barguillean, Taynuilt, Argyll 8,400 Hagshaw Hill Hazelside, Douglas, Lanarkshire 15,600 Novar (Bendealt) Bendealt, Novar Estates, Evanton, Easter Ross, Highlands 9,000 Novar (Meall an Tuirc) Meall an Tuirc, Novar Estates, Evanton, Easter Ross, Highlands 8,000 Windy Standard (Gallow Rig) Windy Standard, Carsphairn, Gallow Rig, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway 10,800 Windy Standard (Polwhat Rig) Windy Standard, Carsphairn, Gallow Rig, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway 10,800 Dun Law Oxton, Lammermuir 17,160 Burgar Hill Evie, Orkney 1,300 Burradale Lerwick, Shetland 1,980 Thorfin Evie, Orkney 2,000 Benbecula — 50 Berriedale Caithness 75 Castle Hill Lothian 700 Fair Isle Shetland 60 Fair Isle Shetland 100 Findhorn Forees, Morayshire 75 Hare Hill Ayrshire 13,000 Inganess Bay Kirkwall, Orkney 75 Island of Foula Shetland 60 Lanarkshire Lanarkshire 50 Rothienorman Grampian 60 Scalloway Shetland 60 Susetter Hill Shetland 750 Thorfin Evie, Orkney 1,500 Westertown Aberdeenshire 60 White Rashes Aberdeenshire 60 (b) England: Chelker Skipton Road, Addingham, Ilkley, West Yorkshire 1,200 Deli (Delibole) Nr. Delabole, Cornwall 4,000 Kings Bush Farm Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 225 Kirkby Moor Nr. Ulverston, Cumbria 4,800 Ovenden (Thornton) Oxenhope, Keighley, Denholme, West Yorkshire 9,200 Blood Hill Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk 2,250 Blyth Harbour Northumberland 2,700 Carland Cross Mitchell, Cornwall 6,000 Caton Moor Lancaster, Lancashire 3,000
§ Mr. Dhanda
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action her Department is taking to restrict the sale of those category 3 fireworks which cause excessive noise pollution. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 20 November 2001]: The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 prohibit from sale to the public several types of noisy category 3 fireworks such as aerial shells and restrict the size of others. We will, of course, consider any representations that are made.