Animal lovers and others affected by the use of fireworks, are being urged to submit their views to the UK Parliamentary Petitions Committee.
The inquiry has been launched thanks to public action, which saw more than 370,000 people sign a petition, backed by the RSPCA.
It is estimated that 45% of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks, meaning millions of animals are potentially affected every year.
The charity wants to restrict private use on all but four days of the year: November 5, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.
It would also like to see the maximum permitted noise level of fireworks for public sale reduced from 120 decibels, with consideration given to the type and frequency of the noise.
Julie Doorne, lead petitioner and fireworks campaigner, said: “After many years of highlighting public concern, I am really pleased the issue of fireworks is being taken seriously through this inquiry. I hope that everyone who has been impacted by the sporadic and unexpected use of loud fireworks, whatever changes they would like to see, share their experiences with the Petition Committee. Now that the UK Parliament is asking for our views we must use this opportunity to voice our concerns further.”
To find out more on the inquiry and how to submit your views, go to www.rspca.org.uk/fireworksaction. The campaign closes at 5pm on Monday (April 8).