Legislation on clean air, radioactive substances consolidated

Two Bills which consolidate existing primary legislation on clean air and radioactive substances received the Royal Assent on 27 May.

The legislation in both areas has been spread over well over a dozen statutes over the past 40 years or so, and the intention of the new Acts is to tidy it up without making any substantial changes to the law. Nevertheless, minor changes to the law are needed on occasion to achieve a satisfactory consolidation, and some of those introduced by the new Clean Air Act were summarised last November (ENDS Report 214, p 26

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