HC Deb 06 March 1962 vol 655 c36W
52. Mrs. Hart

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why he has not yet been able to announce the day on which the Radioactive Substances Act, passed by this House in early 1960, is to come into operation.

Mr. Rippon

A series of orders have to be made to exempt many minor uses of radioactive substances which are within the scope of the Act but which need not be controlled. The drafting of these orders presents great technical and legal difficulty and has not yet proceeded quite far enough for a decision to be taken as to when the Act can be brought into operation.