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Atomic Energy Authority Act 1971

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17Permits under Nuclear Installations Act 1965, s. 2

(1)In section 2 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (prohibition of certain operations except under permit), in subsection (1), the words " for such a use of the site for purposes of research or development" shall be omitted and after the words

government department

there shall be inserted the words

and for the time being in force; and after that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsections:—

(1A)A permit granted under this section, unless it is granted by title Minister, shall not authorise the use of a site as mentioned in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of the foregoing subsection otherwise than for purposes of research and development.

(1B)Where a permit granted under this section by the Minister to a body corporate authorises such a use of a site for purposes other than, or not limited to, research and development, the Minister may by order direct that the provisions set out in Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect in relation to that body corporate.

(1C)Any power conferred by this section to make an order shall include power to vary or revoke the order by a subsequent order; and any such power shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(1D)Any permit granted under this section by the Authority or by the Minister or any other government department may at any time be revoked by the Authority or by the Minister or that department, as the case may be, or may be surrendered by the person to whom it was granted.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section, for the words "the foregoing subsection", there shall be substituted the words

subsection (1) of this section.

(3)In section 22(5) of that Act, for the words " the Schedule " there shall be substituted the words

Schedule 2.

(4)In section 27(1) of that Act (Northern Ireland)—

(a)for the words " the Schedule ", where those words first occur, there shall be substituted the words

Schedules 1 and 2;

(b)the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (d)—

(dd)in section 2(1) and in section 2(1D) any reference to a government department shall be construed as including a reference to a department of the Government of Northern Ireland; and in section 2(1C), for the words from 'and any such power' onwards there shall be substituted the words ' and any order under this section shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954';;

(c)in paragraph (h) for the words " the Schedule " there shall be substituted the words

Schedule 2.

(5)In section 27(7) of that Act after the words " the designated provisions" there shall be inserted the words

other than Schedule 1 to this Act.

(6)There shall be inserted, as Schedule 1 to that Act, the provisions set out in the Schedule to this Act; and the Schedule to that Act, as originally enacted, shall become Schedule 2.

(7)For the purposes of section 6 of the Government of Ireland Act 1920, this section (but not the Schedule to this Act) shall be deemed to have been passed before the appointed day within the meaning of that section.

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