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Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991

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(1)In this Act “radioactive material” means any material having a specific activity in excess of—

(a)70 kilobecquerels per kilogram; or

(b)such lesser specific activity as may be specified in an order made by the Secretary of State;

and the power to make an order under this subsection shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(2)In this Act—

  • “examiner” means any examiner appointed under section 68(1) of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988;

  • “inspector” means any inspector appointed under subsection (3) below;

  • “packaging”, in relation to radioactive material which has been consigned for transport, means an assembly of packaging components which encloses the material completely;

  • “packaging components” means components intended for use as part of the packaging of such material, and includes—

    (a)

    receptacles, absorbent materials, spacing structures and radiation shielding; and

    (b)

    devices for cooling, for absorbing mechanical shocks and for thermal insulation;

  • “radioactive package” means a package comprising radioactive material which has been consigned for transport and its packaging;

  • “transport” means transport by road.

(3)The Secretary of State may—

(a)appoint as inspectors, to assist him in the execution of this Act and regulations made under it, such number of persons appearing to him to be qualified for the purpose as he may consider necessary; and

(b)make to or in respect of any person so appointed such payments by way of remuneration, allowances or otherwise as he may with the approval of the Treasury determine.

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