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Operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996: annual report 2010

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This report provides information relating to provisions in the Act that ensure the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention…

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Annual Report for 2010 on the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996

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This report provides information relating to provisions in the Act that ensure the effective implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The Act includes powers to obtain information required under the CWC from UK organisations, and to provide access to sites for inspections by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). In addition, the Act requires anyone producing, possessing or using certain very toxic chemicals, listed in its Schedule, to obtain a licence.