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

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2.  The following explosives, even though meeting the description of explosives in paragraph 1 of this Part, shall not be considered to be explosives for the purposes of these Regulations as long as their manufacture or possession continues to be to a quantity and for a purpose specified in any of the sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) of this paragraph or they continue to satisfy the description specified in sub-paragraph (d) of this paragraph, namely any explosive—

(a)the manufacture or possession of which is to a quantity no greater than is necesssary for the purpose of and is solely for use in lawful research, development or testing of new or modified explosives;

(b)the manufacture or possession of which is to a quantity no greater than is necessary for the purpose of and is solely for use in lawful training in explosives detection or development or testing of explosives detection equipment;

(c)the manufacture or possession of which is to a quantity no greater than is necessary for the purpose and is solely for the purpose of lawful forensic science; or

(d)which is manufactured in the United Kingdom and destined to be incorporated as an integral part of an authorised military device in the United Kingdom before the date which is 3 years after the coming into operation of these Regulations.

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