HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c589W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many (a) Acts of Parliament and (b) statutory instruments apply to the nuclear industry.

Mr. Norman Lamont

There are 12 Acts of Parliament listed in the official revised edition of statutes in force under the group title "Atomic Energy and Radioactive Substances", and some 85 statutory instruments and Orders in Council most directly relevant to the nuclear industry are also listed under this title in the index to Government orders.

Since the edition was published at the end of 1975, three further statutory instruments on this topic have been published. There are also two Acts of Parliament with direct application to the industry, the Science and Technology Act 1965, and the Atomic Energy Authority (Special Constables) Act 1976, not included in the list of Acts.

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