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[F1SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. Security Provisions Applicable by Order under S.2]

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C1Sch. 1 extended (24.3.1993) by 1993/687, arts. 1,2.

1In this Schedule “the specified body corporate”, in relation to an order made under section 2 of this Act, means the body corporate specified in that order, as being a body to whom the Minister has granted a permit as mentioned in subsection (1B) of that section, and “site to which a permit applies” means a site in respect of which a permit so granted to the specified body corporate is for the time being in force.E+W+S+N.I.

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3(1)Every site to which a permit applies shall, for the purposes of section 3(c) of the M1Official Secrets Act 1911 (which provides that places belonging to or used for the purposes of Her Majesty may be declared by order of the Secretary of State to be prohibited places for the purposes of that Act), be deemed to be a place belonging to or used for the purposes of Her Majesty.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)No person other than—

(a)a constable acting in the execution of his duty as such, or

(b)an officer of customs and excise or inland revenue, acting in the execution of his duty as such, [F3or

(bb)a person designated as an inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency under article 85 of the Agreement made on 6th September 1976 for the application of Safeguards in the United Kingdom in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Cmnd. 6730)] [F4 or under Article 11 of the Additional Protocol (within the meaning of the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000)]or

(c)an inspector appointed under section 24 of this Act, or

[F5(cc) an inspector appointed under [F6Schedule 8 to the Energy Act 2013] and specially authorised in that behalf by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown, or ]

(d)an officer of any government department specially authorised in that behalf by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown [F7or a member of the staff of the Scottish Administration specially authorised in that behalf by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers],

shall, except with the consent of the specified body corporate and in accordance with any conditions imposed by them, be entitled to exercise any right of entry (whether arising by virtue of any statutory provision or otherwise) upon any site which is for the time being declared to be a prohibited place by virtue of an order made under the said section 3(c) as extended by the preceding subparagraph:

Provided that any person aggrieved by a refusal of the specified body corporate to consent to, or by conditions imposed by that body on, the exercise of any such right of entry may apply to the Minister who may, if he thinks fit, himself authorise the exercise of the right subject to such conditions, if any, as he may think fit to impose.

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F3 “or” and para. (bb) added at the end of para. (b) by Nuclear Safeguards and Electricity (Finance) Act 1978 (c. 25, SIF 8), s. 2(3)(a)

F4Words in Sch. 1 para. 3(2)(bb) inserted (1.5.2004) by Nuclear Safeguards Act 2000 (c. 5), ss. 11(2), 12(2) (with s. 12(3)); S.I. 2004/1242, arts. 2, 3

F5Para. 3(2)(cc) added (E.W.)(S.) by S.I. 1974/2056

F6Words in Sch. 1 para. 3(2)(cc) substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 28; S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

F7Words in Sch. 1 para. 3(2)(d) inserted (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1820, arts. 1(2), 4, Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 38(5) (with art. 5); S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F9

F10(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F8Sch. 1 para. 4(1) repealed (1.4.2005) by Energy Act 2004 (c. 20), s. 198(2), Sch. 23 Pt. 1; S.I. 2005/877, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

F10Sch. 1 para. 4(3) repealed (1.4.2005) by Energy Act 2004 (c. 20), s. 198(2), Sch. 23 Pt. 1; S.I. 2005/877, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

5(1)The specified body corporate shall comply with any directions which the Minister may give to them for the purpose of safeguarding information in the interests of national security; and a direction under this sub-paragraph may in particular require the specified body corporate to terminate the employment of any person specified in the direction who is an officer of, or employed by, that body or may require that body not to appoint a person so specified to be an officer of, or to any employment under, that body.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The specified body corporate shall also comply with any directions given to them by the Minister with respect to the safe-keeping of material of any description specified in the directions, whether in the interests of national security or of safety.

(3)The Minister may with the approval of the Treasury make grants out of moneys provided by Parliament for reimbursing to the specified body corporate, in whole or in part, any expenses incurred by that body in complying with any directions given under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph and any directions given under sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph with respect to the safe-keeping of material in the interests of national security.

6(1)Except with the consent of the Minister the specified body corporate shall not terminate on security grounds the employment of any person employed by them.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In this paragraph “security grounds” means grounds which are grounds for dismissal from the civil service of Her Majesty, in accordance with any arrangements for the time being in force relating to dismissals from that service for reasons of national security.

7In the application of this Schedule to Northern Ireland—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in paragraph 3(2)(d) the reference to a government department shall be construed as including a reference to a department of the Government of Northern Ireland; and

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F11Sch. 1 para. 7(b) repealed (1.4.2005) by Energy Act 2004 (c. 20), s. 198(2), Sch. 23 Pt. 1; S.I. 2005/877, art. 2(1), Sch. 1

[F12 SCHEDULE   1A E+W+S+N.I.Measures of reinstatement outside the United Kingdom

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F12Sch. 1A inserted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)-(5) of the amending S.I.) by The Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/562), art. 1(2), Sch. 1 (with art. 40)

Measures of reinstatementE+W+S+N.I.

1.(1)Where as a result of a breach of a duty imposed by section 7, 7B, 8, 9 or 10 there is significant impairment of the environment within the territorial limits, in or above the exclusive economic zone, or on the continental shelf of a qualifying territory other than the United Kingdom, a person may make a claim under this Act for compensation in respect of the reasonable cost of measures of reinstatement relating to that impairment, to the extent that they are relevant measures of reinstatement.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to paragraphs 2 and 3.

(3)A relevant measure of reinstatement, in relation to significant impairment of the environment, is a measure reasonably taken for the purpose of—

(a)reinstating or restoring what has been destroyed or damaged as part of that impairment, or

(b)establishing the equivalent of what has been destroyed or damaged as part of that impairment.

(4)A measure of reinstatement is reasonably taken for the purposes of this paragraph if taking that measure is appropriate and proportionate in the circumstances.

Persons able to take measuresE+W+S+N.I.

2.No compensation under this Act is payable by virtue of a claim under paragraph 1 unless the person taking the relevant measures of reinstatement is entitled to take the measures in question under the law of the qualifying territory.

Approval of measures of reinstatementE+W+S+N.I.

3.Compensation under this Act is payable by virtue of a claim under paragraph 1 only if the claim relates to measures of reinstatement approved by a person who is competent to do so under any law of the qualifying territory made for purposes corresponding to section 11B (a “competent authority”).]

Section 22(5).

F13[F14SCHEDULE 2]E+W+S+N.I. [F15 Inquiries under section 22(10) relating to occurrences in Northern Ireland ]

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F14Schedule as originally enacted re-numbered Sch. 2 by Atomic Energy Authority Act 1971 (c. 11), s.17(6)

F15Sch. 2 heading substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(6); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

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C3Sch. 2 repealed (E.W.)(S.) by S.I. 1974/2056

C5Sch. 2 amended by S. I. 1988/1222, regs. 3, 4; 1990/1380, arts. 3, 4

C6Sch. 2 modified (7.3.1994) by S.R. 1994/1, reg. 3

1An inquiry in pursuance of a direction under [F16section 22(10) ] of this Act with respect to any occurrence shall be held by a competent person appointed by [F17the Secretary of State ], and that person may conduct the inquiry either alone or with the assistance of an assessor or assessors so appointed.E+W+S+N.I.

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F16Words in Sch. 2 para. 1 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(2); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

F17Words in Sch. 2 para. 1 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(3); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

2The Minister may pay to the person appointed to hold the inquiry and to any assessor appointed to assist him such remuneration and allowances as [F18the Secretary of State] may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine.E+W+S+N.I.

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F18Words in Sch. 2 para. 2 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(3); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

3The person appointed to hold the inquiry (hereafter in this Schedule referred to as “the court”) shall hold the inquiry in such manner and under such conditions as the court thinks most effectual for ascertaining the causes, circumstances and effects of the occurrence and for enabling the court to make the report hereafter in this Schedule mentioned.E+W+S+N.I.

4The court shall, for the purposes of the inquiry, have power—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to enter and inspect any place or building the entry or inspection whereof appears to the court requisite for the said purposes;

(b)by summons signed by the court to require any person to attend, at such time and place as is specified in the summons, to give evidence or produce any documents in his custody or under his control which the court considers it necessary for the purposes of the inquiry to examine;

(c)to require a person appearing at the inquiry to furnish to any other person appearing thereat, on payment of such fee, if any, as the court thinks fit, a copy of any document offered, or proposed to be offered, in evidence by the first-mentioned person;

(d)to take evidence on oath, and for that purpose to administer oaths, or, instead of administering an oath, to require the person examined to make and subscribe a declaration of the truth of the matter respecting which he is examined;

(e)to adjourn the inquiry from time to time; and

(f)subject to the foregoing sub-paragraphs, to regulate the procedure of the court.

5A person attending as a witness before the court shall be entitled to be paid by [F19the Secretary of State] such expenses as would be allowed to a witness attending on subpoena before a court of record, and any dispute as to the amount to be so allowed shall be referred by the court to a master of the Supreme Court who, on request signed by the court, shall ascertain and certify the proper amount of the expenses.E+W+S+N.I.

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F19Words in Sch. 2 para. 5 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(3); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

6The court shall make a report to [F20the Secretary of State] stating the causes, circumstances and effects of the occurrence, adding any observations which the court thinks it right to make, and [F20the Secretary of State] shall cause copies of the report, or so much thereof as it is not in his opinion inconsistent with the interests of national security to disclose, to be laid before Parliament.E+W+S+N.I.

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F20Words in Sch. 2 para. 6 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(3); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

7If any person—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)without reasonable excuse (proof whereof shall lie on him), and after having the expenses (if any) to which he is entitled tendered to him, fails to comply with any summons or requisition of the court; or

(b)does any other thing which would, if the court had been a court of law having power to commit for contempt, have been contempt of that court,

the court may, by instrument signed by the court, certify the offence of that person to the High Court [F21and the High Court] may thereupon inquire into the alleged offence and after hearing any witnesses who may be produced against or on behalf of the person charged with the offence, and after hearing any statement that may be offered in defence, punish or take steps for the punishment of that person in like manner as if he had been guilty of contempt of the High Court F22....

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F21Words in Sch. 2 para. 7 substituted (1.4.2014) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(4)(a); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

F22Words in Sch. 2 para. 7 omitted (1.4.2014) by virtue of Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(4)(b); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

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F23Sch. 2 para. 8 omitted (1.4.2014) by virtue of Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), s. 156(1), Sch. 12 para. 29(5); S.I. 2014/251, art. 4

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