Electricity (Amendment) Act 1961

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1961 c. 8


Electricity (Amendment) Act, 1961

(9 & 10 Eliz. 2) CHAPTER 8

An Act to empower the Central Electricity Generating Board to produce radioactive material in a nuclear reactor at any of the Board's generating stations for sale or supply to other persons, and to sell or supply radioactive material produced in any such reactor; and for purposes connected therewith.

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Extension of powers of Central Electricity Generating Board.

1 Extension of powers of Central Electricity Generating Board.

(1) Notwithstanding anything in the proviso to subsection (7) of section two of the Electricity Act, 1957 (which limits the powers of the Central Electricity Generating Board in respect of manufacture), the Central Electricity Generating Board shall have power (subject to the next following subsection) to produce radioactive material in a nuclear reactor at any of the Board's generating stations for the purpose of selling or otherwise supplying it to other persons; and the Board shall have power to sell or otherwise supply radioactive material produced in any such nuclear reactor.

(2) Subsection (9) of section two of the Electricity Act, 1947 (which provides that the powers conferred on Electricity Boards by that Act and by section two of the said Act of 1957 shall not authorise those Boards to disregard any enactment or rule of law) shall apply to any power exercisable by virtue of the preceding subsection.

(3) In accordance with the preceding subsections, the Electricity Acts, 1947 and 1957, shall have effect subject to the amendments and adaptations specified in the Schedule to this Act.

(4) Any additional sums which, by reason of the provisions of this Act, may be required to be issued out of the Consolidated Fund, or paid into the Exchequer, or raised by the Treasury, under section forty-two of the Finance Act, 1956 (which relates to Exchequer advances to nationalised industries and undertakings), or under section seventeen of the Electricity Act, 1957 (which relates to Treasury guarantees), shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund, or paid into the Exchequer, or may be raised by the Treasury, as the case may be.

(5) References in this Act to any enactment shall, except where the context...

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