The Special Fissile Materials (Right of Use and Consumption) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The purpose of this instrument is to address a deficiency in the operation of retained European Union (EU) law as provided for by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Specifically this instrument removes from UK law directly effective rights and associated obligations conferred by a provision of the Euratom Treaty in relation to special fissile materials (enriched uranium and plutonium). The Euratom Treaty provision in question confers on persons (including operators) the unlimited right of use and consumption to special fissile materials they have lawful possession of, subject to complying with Euratom Treaty obligations, including on safeguarding.

Sifting committees’ recommendation

The sifting committees agreed with the government that this statutory instrument does not have to have a debate in parliament, though one may still occur.

Statutory Instrument

The Special Fissile Materials (Right of Use and Consumption) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum

Published 31 August 2018
Last updated 11 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  2. This was mistakenly marked as cleared on 13/09/18. This instrument has yet to receive a recommendation from both committees, and so will remain in sifting until either a recommendation is forthcoming, or the 10 sitting days time limit elapses.
  3. Both sifting committees have given their recommendation for this statutory instrument.
  4. First published.