§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the operation of the penalty provided for in Section 10(13)(b) of the Explosive Substances Act 1875 in present day conditions; whether he proposes to introduce amending legislation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in the light of the recent prosecution involving I.M.I. Birmingham, he plans any changes in the Explosives Act of 1875.
§ Dr. Summerskill
An effect of Clause 1(2) of the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Bill is that most of the Explosives Act 1875 will progressively be replaced by new powers providing, in particular, higher maximum penalties for offences.