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The Control of Explosives Regulations 1991

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Making, preservation and production of records

12.—(1) Any person who acquires possession of or keeps any explosive shall make and maintain an up to date record containing such of the information in Schedule 3 as applies in the case.

(2) Any record made under this regulation shall be preserved by the person responsible for making it in a safe place for a period of 3 years from the date of the latest entry in it.

(3) For the purpose of investigating any offence which has, or which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has, been committed, a constable may require a person responsible for preserving records under this regulation to produce all or any of them forthwith and the constable may inspect and take copies of them.

(4) This regulation shall not apply to–

(a)a person who acquires or keeps for private use not more than–

(i)10 kilograms of gunpowder, plus

(ii)5 kilograms of gunpowder or smokeless powder or of any propellant made or adapted and also, in either case, intended exclusively for small arms ammunition;

(b)unfinished explosive except when it enters or leaves the factory; or

(c)an explosive which is manufactured in accordance with a licence issued under the Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures Exemption Order 1967(1) and is used immediately at the point of manufacture.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4)(b), explosive shall not be treated as unfinished only because it has not been packaged or labelled.


S.I. 1967/1485.

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