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Energy Act 2008

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101Security of sensitive nuclear information

In Part 8 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24), after section 80 (prohibition on disclosure of uranium enrichment information) insert—

80AExtension of Official Secrets Acts to certain places

(1)A place to which subsection (2) applies is deemed to be a place belonging to or used for the purposes of Her Majesty for the purposes of section 3(c) of the Official Secrets Act 1911 (c. 28) (power of Secretary of State to declare a place belonging to or used for the purposes of Her Majesty a prohibited place).

(2)This subsection applies to a place if—

(a)equipment or software which is designed or adapted for use in, or in connection with, the enrichment of uranium (or which is not so designed or adapted but is likely to be of exceptional use in that connection) is held at the place, or

(b)information relating to, or capable of use in connection with, the enrichment of uranium is held at the place.

(3)In this section—

  • “enrichment of uranium” means a treatment of uranium which increases the proportion of isotope 235 contained in the uranium, and

  • “equipment” includes equipment which has not yet been assembled and a component of equipment.

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