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The Marking of Plastic Explosive for Detection Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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4.—(1) No person shall have in his possession nor transfer possession of any unmarked explosive.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to an explosive that is in the process of being manufactured.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply for a period of 3 years, commencing with the date of coming into operation of these Regulations, to any unmarked explosive manufactured before these Regulations come into operation.

(4) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any unmarked explosive in the possession of military or police personnel where the explosive is incorporated as an integral part of an authorised military device before the date which is 3 years after the date of coming into force of these Regulations.

(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), paragraph (1) shall not apply for a period of 15 years, commencing with the date of coming into operation of these Regulations, to any unmarked explosive which—

(a)was manufactured before these Regulations came into operation;

(b)does not fall within paragraph (4); and

(c)is in the possession of the authorities of a State Party to the Convention for military or police purposes.

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