The draft regulations above are:
- The Nuclear Safeguards Regulations 20–, which set out the nuclear safeguards regime for the UK
- The Nuclear Safeguards (Civil Activities, Fissionable Material and Relevant International Agreements) Regulations 20–, which will complete the powers of the Secretary of State to make regulations under the Nuclear Safeguards Bill by providing definitions
The publication of the pre-consultation drafts is timed to accompany the report stage of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill 2017 to 2019, which takes place on 23 January 2018.
The explanatory note provides context to the publication of the draft regulations and the next stages of their development as well as an overview of the regulations as they are currently constituted.