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Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954

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In section ninety-seven of the Explosives Act, 1875, references to a department of the Government, except the second such reference in paragraph (5) of that section, shall be construed as including references to the Authority. For the purposes of Part II of the Military Lands Act, 1892 (as applied by the Ministry of Supply (Transfer of Powers) (No. 1) Order, 1939, subsection (2) of section two of the Atomic Energy Act, 1946, and Article 3 of the Transfer of Functions (Atomic Energy and Radioactive Substances) Order, 1953)—

(a)any land vested in or under the management of the Authority shall be deemed to be land vested in or under the management of the Lord President of the Council;

(b)any right of the Authority to use land vested in another person shall be deemed to be a right of the Lord President of the Council; and

(c)the purposes of the Authority shall be deemed to be purposes of a department or organisation maintained by the Lord President of the Council for the purposes of the functions transferred to him under the Transfer of Functions (Atomic Energy and Radioactive Substances) Order, 1953. For the purposes of the Factories Acts, 1937 and 1948, any premises belonging to or in the occupation of the Authority and any building operations or works of engineering construction undertaken by or on behalf of the Authority shall be deemed to be premises belonging to or in the occupation of the Crown or, as the case may be, to be operations or works undertaken by or on behalf of the Crown. Section nineteen of the Ministry of Supply-Act, 1939, shall have effect as if the Authority were a Government Department. In Subsection (2) of section forty-six of the Patents Act, 1949, after the words "Government department" there shall be inserted the words

or the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

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