It is an offence1:
(1) to develop or produce, or participate in the development or production2 of, a nuclear weapon3;
(2) to possess a nuclear weapon4;
(3) to participate in the transfer of a nuclear weapon5; or
(4) to engage in military preparations, or in preparations of a military nature, intending to use, or threaten to use, a nuclear weapon6.
It is also an offence knowingly to cause a nuclear weapon explosion7.
A person guilty of an offence under these provisions8 is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life or a shorter term9. However it is a defence to
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