§ Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why the Atomic Energy (Americium) Order 2002 came into force on 1 December when the Dual-Use Items (Export Control) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2002 applied from 21 August. [HL874]
§ Lord Sainsbury of Turville
There was no dependency between the two measures and therefore no particular need to bring them into force at the same time. The export control amendment occurred earlier due to the fact that routine amending regulation was pending in July and was hence readily available as a vehicle for introducing export control upon americium.