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The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston Byelaws 2007

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3.—(1) In these byelaws:

“aircraft” includes any craft or device which is for the time being airborne;

“Appointed Person” means the Crown servant who has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence to be responsible for the Protected Areas and Controlled Areas;

“Controlled Areas” means the areas of land belonging to the Secretary of State for Defence that lie within the outermost edges of the red lines on the five plans annexed to these byelaws, except for the Protected Areas;

“firearm” has the same meaning as in the Firearms Act 1968(1);

“lawful user” means any:

(a)

constable,

(b)

Crown servant,

(c)

member of a visiting force or headquarters,

(d)

employee of AWE plc or its contractors and agents, or

(e)

person in possession of a written permission from the Appointed Person,

who has registered their particulars in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Defence;

“offensive weapon” means any item made or adapted for use for:

(a)

causing injury to, or incapacitating a person, or

(b)

causing injury to, or incapacitating or trapping an animal or bird, and

the person having it with him intends it for such use, or for threatening such use;

“photograph” includes any cinematograph film and any form of video or digital recording;

“Protected Areas” means the areas of land belonging to the Secretary of State for Defence that are coloured pink on the five plans annexed to these byelaws, entry to which is shown by signs as being prohibited;

“service authorities” means naval, military or air force authorities;

“site exempt vehicle” means any vehicle used solely within the confines of the Protected Areas or the Controlled Areas by a lawful user; and

“visiting force” means any body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country for the time being present in the United Kingdom on the invitation of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and any member of the civilian component of that force as defined in section 10 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952(2).

(1)

1968 c. 27; “firearm” is defined in section 57(1) of that Act for the purposes of the Act.

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