92. Offences relating to nuclear weapons.

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