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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15463: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on amending the legislation that governs the licensing of sky lantern displays, and whether it is considering taking steps to help prevent the reported side effects to livestock that can arise from these displays. 

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 17 April 2018

We understand the concerns raised in relation to the use of fire lanterns and we are working with stakeholders to avoid all sources of litter. A number of Scottish Local Authorities already have a release ban in place on balloons and sky lanterns.

Issues related to product safety are a matter reserved to Westminster.