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Radioactive Substances Act

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many firms or organisations have been successfully prosecuted in each year since 1979 under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960; and what penalty was incurred in each case.

There have been successful prosecutions under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960 in Scotland on two charges in each of the years 1982 and 1989 and on one charge in 1990. The convictions in 1982 led to fines of £50 and £300, those in 1989 to fines of £200 and £500 and that in 1990 to a fine of £250.