Briefing paper on the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018. The Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017-19 (referred to in this paper as ‘the Bill’) was presented to Parliament on 11 October 2017 and makes provision for nuclear safeguards after the UK leaves Euratom. This Bill would allow the Government to make regulations for, and implement international agreements in relation to, nuclear safeguarding. This is required once the UK leaves Euratom. The Bill does not set out what the regulations will look like but does include a duty to consult the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation. Pre-consultation draft regulations were published in January 2018.
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