PLANS to curb firework louts have been welcomed by Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford.
The Government plans - now under consultation - are designed to make it harder for under-18s to get hold of fireworks.
The rules are also planned to ban the supply of fireworks that cause the most nuisance on the streets.
* Tighten the definition of and prohibit the supply of air bombs
* Tighten the definition of and prohibit the supply of mini-rockets
* Strengthen retailers' obligations to check if a customer is over 18.
This will mean that if there is any doubt about the customer's age, retailers should ask for proof, as is the case with cigarettes and alcohol.
Ms Mountford welcomed the 12-week consultation period, saying: "These proposals are aimed at improving consumer safety and ensuring that fireworks are fun - but do not get into the wrong hands.
"Air bombs are a cheap `pocket money' firework. The industry took the initiative to remove these products from the market and we are honouring our undertaking to turn the voluntary ban into law.
"By making it harder for under-18s to get hold of them and other fireworks, we are tackling firework safety and anti-social use, stopping young people being a danger to themselves and others."
The firework industry and enforcement agencies have worked closely with the Government on the plans.
The proposals should come into force in late spring.