Health and Safety at Work (Offences) Bill - continued        House of Commons

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Explosives Act 1875 (c.17)
     1. - (1) The Explosives Act 1875 shall be amended as follows.
      (2) In section 40(9)(d) (so far as that paragraph continues to have effect) for the reference to section 33(3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 there shall be substituted a reference to item 14 of Schedule 6A to that Act.
      (3) In section 43 (penalty for offence relating to importation or sale of specially dangerous explosives) for "section 33(3) of" substitute "item 14 of Schedule 6A to".
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (c.37)
     2. - (1) The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 shall be amended as follows.
      (2) Section 15(6)(e) (power to increase penalties for offences under regulations made for offshore purposes) shall cease to have effect.
      (3) In section 42 (power to forfeit or destroy explosives)-
    (a) after subsection (3) insert-
    "(3A) Subsection (4) below applies to an offence-
    (a) which is an offence under section 33(1)(c) or under any of the existing statutory provisions, and
    (b) which consists of acquiring, attempting to acquire, possessing or using an explosive article or substance (within the meaning of any of the relevant statutory provisions) in contravention of any of those provisions."
    (b) in subsection (4) for "section 33(4)(c)" substitute "subsection (3A) above".
Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995 (c.15)
     3. In section 2(4)(f) (regulations to apply or to have a similar purpose to certain provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974) for "to (4)" there shall be substituted "(and the related provisions of Schedule 6A)".
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