Motion S5M-14629: Display of Graphic Images of Firework Use

07 Nov 2018

That the Parliament welcomes the campaign by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), which calls for graphic images of injuries to be displayed on firework packaging; understands that the professional body hopes that the use of such images will deter some buyers and highlight the risks of irresponsible use; notes that BAPRAS has claimed that the “toy-like” packaging of fireworks can cause people to forget that they are handling explosives; acknowledges that a YouGov poll in October 2018 suggested that 62% of the public support the introduction of such graphic warnings, and believes that this call from BAPRAS, and others, should be considered seriously.