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Civil Contingencies Bill

[AS AMENDED IN STANDING COMMITTEE F]

 

CONTENTS

PART 1

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR CIVIL PROTECTION

Introductory

1 Meaning of “emergency”

Contingency planning

2 Duty to assess, plan and advise
3 Section 2: supplemental
4 Advice and assistance to business

Civil protection

5 General measures
6 Disclosure of information

General

7Urgency
8Urgency: Scotland
9 Monitoring by Government

10 Enforcement 11 Enforcement: Scotland 12 Provision of information 13 Amendment of lists of responders 14 Scotland: consultation 15 National Assembly for Wales 16 Regulations and orders 17 Interpretation, &c.

PART 2

EMERGENCY POWERS

18 Meaning of “emergency”

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19 Power to make emergency regulations 20 Conditions for making emergency regulations 21 Scope of emergency regulations 22 Limitations of emergency regulations 23 Regional and Emergency Coordinators 24 Establishment of tribunal 25 Duration 26 Parliamentary scrutiny 27 Parliamentary scrutiny: prorogation and adjournment 28 Consultation with devolved administrations 29 Procedure 30 Interpretation

 

PART 3

GENERAL

31 Minor and consequential amendments and repeals 32 Money 33 Commencement 34 Extent 35 Short title

Schedule 1 — Category 1 and 2 Responders
Part 1 — Category 1 Responders: General
Part 2 — Category 1 Responders: Scotland
Part 3 — Category 2 Responders: General
Part 4 — Category 2 Responders: Scotland

Schedule 2 — Minor and Consequential Amendments and Repeals Part 1 — Amendments and Repeals Consequential on Part 1 Part 2 — Amendments and Repeals Consequential on Part 2 Part 3 — Minor Amendments

Schedule 3 — Repeals and Revocations

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BILL

[AS AMENDED IN STANDING COMMITTEE F]

TO

Make provision about civil contingencies.

E IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

PART 1

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR CIVIL PROTECTION

Introductory

1 Meaning of “emergency” 5

(1) In this Part “emergency” means an event or situation which threatens serious
damage to—

(a) human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom,

(b) the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or

 

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(c) the security of the United Kingdom or of a place in the United Kingdom.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) an event or situation threatens damage to
human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause—

(a) loss of human life, 15

(b) human illness or injury,

(c) homelessness,

(d) damage to property,

(e) disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel,

(f) disruption of an electronic or other system of communication, 20

(g) disruption of facilities for transport, or

(h) disruption of services relating to health.

 

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(3)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) an event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause—

 

(a)

contamination of land, water or air with—

 

(i)

harmful biological, chemical or radio-active matter, or

 

(ii)

oil,

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(b)

flooding, or

 

 

(c)

disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.

 

(4)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(c) the following threaten damage to security—

 

 

(a)

war or armed conflict, and

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(b)

terrorism, within the meaning given by section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11).

 

(5)

A Minister of the Crown, or, in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers, may by order—

 

 

(a)

provide that a specified event or situation, or class of event or situation, is to be treated as falling, or as not falling, within any of paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1);

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(b)

amend subsection (2) so as to provide that involving or causing disruption of a specified supply, system, facility or service—

 

 

(i)

is to be treated as threatening damage to human welfare, or

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(ii)

is no longer to be treated as threatening damage to human welfare.

 

(6)

The event or situation mentioned in subsection (1) may occur or be inside or outside the United Kingdom.

 

 

Contingency planning

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2

Duty to assess, plan and advise

 

(1)

A person or body listed in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 shall—

 

 

(a)

from time to time assess the risk of an emergency occurring,

 

 

(b)

from time to time assess the risk of an emergency making it necessary or expedient for the person or body to perform any of his or its functions,

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(c)

maintain plans for the purpose of ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that if an emergency occurs the person or body is able to continue to perform his or its functions,

 

 

(d)

maintain plans for the purpose of ensuring that if an emergency occurs or is likely to occur the person or body is able to perform his or its functions so far as necessary or desirable for the purpose of—

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(i)

preventing the emergency,

 

 

(ii)

reducing, controlling or mitigating its effects, or

 

 

(iii)

taking other action in connection with it,

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(e)

consider whether an assessment carried out under paragraph (a) or (b) makes it necessary or expedient for the person or body to add to or modify plans maintained under paragraph (c) or (d),

 

 

(f)

arrange for the publication of all or part of assessments made and plans maintained under paragraphs (a) to (d) in so far as publication is necessary or desirable for the purpose of—

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(i)

preventing an emergency,

(ii)

reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency,

or

(iii)

enabling other actionemergency, and

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(g)

maintain arrangements to warn the public, and to provide information and advice to the public, if an emergency is likely to occur or has occurred.

 

(2)

In relation to a person or body listed in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 a duty in subsection (1) applies in relation to an emergency only if—

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(a)

the emergency would be likely seriously to obstruct the person or body in the performance of his or its functions, or

 

 

(b)

it is likely that the person or body—

 

 

(i)

would consider it necessary or desirable to take action to prevent the emergency, to reduce, control or mitigate its effects or otherwise in connection with it, and

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(ii)

would be unable to take that action without changing the deployment of resources or acquiring additional resources.

 

(3)

A Minister of the Crown may, in relation to a person or body listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, make regulations about—

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(a)

the extent of a duty under subsection (1) (subject to subsection (2));

 

 

(b)

the manner in which a duty under subsection (1) is to be performed.

 

(4)

The Scottish Ministers may, in relation to a person or body listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, make regulations about—

 

 

(a)

the extent of a duty under subsection (1) (subject to subsection (2));

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(b)

the manner in which a duty under subsection (1) is to be performed.

 

(5)

Regulations under subsection (3) may, in particular—

 

 

(a)

make provision about the kind of emergency in relation to which a specified person or body is or is not to perform a duty under subsection (1);

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(b)

permit or require a person or body not to perform a duty under subsection (1) in specified circumstances or in relation to specified

 

 

matters;

 

 

(c)

make provision as to the timing of performance of a duty under subsection (1);

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(d)

require a person or body to consult a specified person or body or class of person or body before or in the course of performing a duty under subsection (1);

 

 

(e)

permit or require a county council to perform a duty under subsection (1) on behalf of a district council within the area of the county council;

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(f)

permit, require or prohibit collaboration, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified, by persons or bodies in the performance of a duty under subsection (1);

 

 

(g)

permit, require or prohibit delegation, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified, of the performance of a duty under subsection (1);

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(h)

permit or require a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to co-operate, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified, with

 

 

a person or body listed in Part 1 of the Schedule in connection with the performance of a duty under subsection (1);

(i)

require a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to provide information, either on request or in other specified circumstances, to a person or body listed in Part 1 of the Schedule in connection with the performance of a duty under subsection (1);

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(j)

permit or require a person or body to perform (wholly or partly) a duty under subsection (1)(a) or (b) having regard to, or by adopting or relying on, work undertaken by another specified person or body;

 

(k)

make provision about the extent of, and the degree of detail to be contained in, a plan maintained under subsection (1)(c) or (d);

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(l)

require a plan to include provision for the carrying out of exercises;

 

(m)

require a plan to include provision for the training of staff or other

 

persons;

 

(n)

permit a person or body to make arrangements with another person or body, as part of planning undertaken under subsection (1)(c) or (d), for the performance of a function on behalf of the first person or body;

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(o)

confer a function on a Minister of the Crown, on the Scottish Ministers, on the National Assembly for Wales, on a Northern Ireland department or on any other specified person or body (and a function conferred may, in particular, be a power or duty to exercise a discretion);

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(p)

make provision which has effect despite other provision made by or by virtue of an enactment;

 

(q)

make provision which applies generally or only to a specified person or body or only in specified circumstances;

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(r)

make different provision for different persons or bodies or for different circumstances.

 

(6)

Subsection (5) shall have effect in relation to subsection (4) as it has effect in relation to subsection (3), but as if—

 

 

(a)

paragraph (e) were omitted,

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(b)

in paragraphs (h) and (i)—

 

 

(i)

a reference to Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 were a reference to Part 2 or 4 of that Schedule, and

 

 

(ii)

a reference to Part 1 of that Schedule were a reference to Part 2 of that Schedule, and

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(c)

in paragraph (o) the references to a Minister of the Crown, to the National Assembly for Wales and to a Northern Ireland department were omitted.

 

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Section 2: supplemental

 

(1)

A Minister of the Crown may issue guidance to a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 about the matters specified in section 2(3) and (5).

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(2)

The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance to a person or body listed in Part 2 or 4 of Schedule 1 about the matters specified in section 2(3) and (5) (as applied by section 2(6)).

 

(3)

A person or body listed in any Part of Schedule 1 shall—

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(a)

comply with regulations under section 2(3) or (4), and

 

 

(b)

have regard to guidance under subsection (1) or (2) above.

 

 

(4) A person or body listed in Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 1 may be referred to as a
“Category 1 responder”.

(5) A person or body listed in Part 3 or 4 of Schedule 1 may be referred to as a
“Category 2 responder”.

 

4 Advice and assistance to business 5

(1) A body specified in paragraph 1, 2 or 13 of Schedule 1 shall provide advice and
assistance to the public in connection with the making of arrangements for the
continuance of commercial activities by the public in the event of an
emergency.

(2) A Minister of the Crown may, in relation to a body specified in paragraph 1 or 10 2 of that Schedule, make regulations about—

(a) the extent of the duty under subsection (1);

(b) the manner in which the duty under subsection (1) is to be performed.

(3) The Scottish Ministers may, in relation to a body specified in paragraph 13 of that Schedule, make regulations about— 15

(a) the extent of the duty under subsection (1);

(b) the manner in which the duty under subsection (1) is to be performed.

(4) Regulations under subsection (2) or (3) may, in particular—

(a) permit a body to make a charge for advice or assistance provided on request under subsection (1); 20

(b) make provision of a kind permitted to be made by regulations under section 2(5)(a) to (i) and (n) to (r).

(5) Regulations by virtue of subsection (4)(a) must provide that a charge for advice
or assistance may not exceed the aggregate of—

(a) the direct costs of providing the advice or assistance, and 25

(b) a reasonable share of any costs indirectly related to the provision of the advice or assistance.

(6) A Minister of the Crown may issue guidance to a body specified in paragraph
1 or 2 of that Schedule about the matters specified in subsections (2) and (4).

(7) The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance to a body specified in paragraph 13 30 of that Schedule about the matters specified in subsections (3) and (4).

(8) A body shall—

(a) comply with regulations under subsection (2) or (3), and

(b) have regard to guidance under subsection (6) or (7).

 

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5 General measures

(1) A Minister of the Crown may by order require a person or body listed in Part
1 of Schedule 1 to perform a function of that person or body for the purpose
of—

(a) preventing the occurrence of an emergency, 40

(b) reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency, or

(c) taking other action in connection with an emergency.

(3) Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may be made only in connection with a
function of the provider or of the recipient which relates to emergencies.

(4) A Minister of the Crown may issue guidance to a person or body about the
performance of functions under regulations made under subsection (1).

(5) The Scottish Ministers may issue guidance to a person or body about the 5 performance of functions under regulations made under subsection (2).

(6) A person or body shall—

(a) comply with regulations under subsection (1) or (2), and

(b) have regard to guidance under subsection (4) or (5).

 

(2)

The Scottish Ministers may by order require a person or body listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to perform a function of that person or body for the purpose of—

 

(a)

preventing the occurrence of an emergency,

 

(b)

reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency, or

 

(c)

taking other action in connection with an emergency.

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(3)

A person or body shall comply with an order under this section.

 

(4)

An order under subsection (1) may—

 

 

(a)

require a person or body to consult a specified person or body or class of person or body;

 

 

(b)

permit, require or prohibit collaboration, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified;

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(c)

permit, require or prohibit delegation, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified;

 

 

(d)

permit or require a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to co-operate, to such extent and in such manner as may be specified, with a person or body listed in Part 1 of the Schedule in connection with a duty under the order;

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(e)

permit or require a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to provide information in connection with a duty under the order, whether on request or in other specific circumstances to a person or body listed in Part 1 of the Schedule;

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(f)

confer a function on a Minister of the Crown, on the Scottish Ministers, on the National Assembly for Wales, on a Northern Ireland department or on any other specified person or body (and a function conferred may, in particular, be a power or duty to exercise a discretion);

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(g)

make provision which applies generally or only to a specified person or body or only in specified circumstances;

 

 

(h)

make different provision for different persons or bodies or for different circumstances.

 

(5)

Subsection (4) shall have effect in relation to subsection (2) as it has effect in relation to subsection (1), but as if—

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(a)

in paragraphs (d) and (e)—

 

 

(i)

a reference to Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 were a reference to Part 2 or 4 of that Schedule, and

 

 

(ii)

a reference to Part 1 of that Schedule were a reference to Part 2 of that Schedule, and

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(b)

in paragraph (f) the references to a Minister of the Crown, to the National Assembly for Wales and to a Northern Ireland department were omitted.

 

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Disclosure of information

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(1)

A Minister of the Crown may make regulations requiring or permitting one person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 (“the provider”) to disclose information on request to another person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of that Schedule (“the recipient”).

 

(2)

The Scottish Ministers may make regulations requiring or permitting one person or body listed in Part 2 or 4 of Schedule 1 (“the provider”) to disclose information on request to another person or body listed in Part 2 or 4 of that Schedule (“the recipient”).

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7 Urgency

(1) This section applies where a Minister of the Crown thinks that—

(a) there is an urgent need to make provision of a kind that could be made by regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1) or by an order under section 5(1), but 15

(b) there is insufficient time for the regulations or order to be made.

(2) The Minister may by direction make provision of a kind that could be made by
regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1) or by an order under section 5(1).

(3) A direction under subsection (2) may be written or oral.

(4) Where a Minister gives a direction under subsection (2)— 20

(a) he may revoke or vary the direction by further direction,

(b) he shall revoke the direction as soon as is reasonably practicable (and he may, if or in so far as he thinks it desirable, re-enact the substance of the direction by way of regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1) or by way of an order under section 5(1)), and 25

(c) the direction shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which it is given (but without prejudice to the power to give a new direction).

(5) Where a Minister gives an oral direction (or further direction) under this section he shall confirm it in writing as soon as is reasonably practicable. 30

(6) A provision of a direction under subsection (2) shall be treated for all purposes
as if it were a provision of regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1) or of an
order under section 5(1).


 

8 Urgency: Scotland

(1) This section applies where the Scottish Ministers think that— 35

(a) there is an urgent need to make provision of a kind that could be made by regulations under section 2(4), 4(3) or 6(2) or by an order under section 5(2), but

(b) there is insufficient time for the regulations or order to be made.

(2) The Scottish Ministers may by direction make provision of a kind that could be 40 made by regulations under section 2(4), 4(3) or 6(2) or by an order under section 5(2).

(3) A direction under subsection (2) may be written or oral.

(4) Where the Scottish Ministers give a direction under subsection (2)—

(a) they may revoke or vary the direction by further direction,

(b) they shall revoke the direction as soon as is reasonably practicable (and they may, if or in so far as they think it desirable, re-enact the substance 5 of the direction by way of regulations under section 2(4), 4(3) or 6(2) or by way of an order under section 5(2)), and

(c) the direction shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which it is given (but without prejudice to the power to give a new direction). 10

(5) Where the Scottish Ministers give an oral direction (or further direction) under
this section they shall confirm it in writing as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(6) A provision of a direction under subsection (2) shall be treated for all purposes as if it were a provision of regulations under section 2(4), 4(3) or 6(2) or of an order under section 5(2). 15

 

9 Monitoring by Government

(1) A Minister of the Crown may require a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of
Schedule 1—

(a) to provide information about action taken by the person or body for the purpose of complying with a duty under this Part, or 20

(b) to explain why the person or body has not taken action for the purpose of complying with a duty under this Part.

(2) The Scottish Ministers may require a person or body listed in Part 2 or 4 of
Schedule 1—

(a) to provide information about action taken by the person or body for the 25 purpose of complying with a duty under this Part, or

(b) to explain why the person or body has not taken action for the purpose of complying with a duty under this Part.

(3) A requirement under subsection (1) or (2) may specify—

(a) a period within which the information or explanation is to be provided; 30

(b) the form in which the information or explanation is to be provided.

(4) A person or body shall comply with a requirement under subsection (1) or (2).

 

10 Enforcement

(1) Any of the following may bring proceedings in the High Court or the Court of Session in respect of a failure by a person or body listed in Part 1 or 3 of 35 Schedule 1 to comply with section 2(1), 3(3), 4(1) or (8), 5(3), 6(6) or 9(4)—

(a) a Minister of the Crown,

(b) a person or body listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1, and

(c) a person or body listed in Part 3 of Schedule 1.

(2) In proceedings under subsection (1) the High Court or the Court of Session 40 may grant any relief, or make any order, that it thinks appropriate.

(b) seriously obstruct the prevention, control or mitigation of serious damage.

(5) Regulations under this section must be prefaced by a statement by the person
making the regulations—

(a) specifying the nature of the emergency in respect of which the 5 regulations are made, and

(b) declaring that the person making the regulations—

(i) is satisfied that the conditions in section 20 are met,

(ii) is satisfied that the regulations contain only provision which is for the purpose of preventing, controlling or mitigating an 10 aspect or effect of the emergency in respect of which the regulations are made,

 

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Enforcement: Scotland

(1)

Any of the following may bring proceedings in the Court of Session in respect of a failure by a person or body listed in Part 2 or 4 of Schedule 1 to comply with section 2(1), 3(3), 4(1) or (8), 5(3), 6(6) or 9(4)—

 

(a)

the Scottish Ministers,

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(b)

a person or body listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1, and

 

 

(c)

a person or body listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1.

 

(2)

In proceedings under subsection (1) the Court of Session may grant any remedy, or make any order, that it thinks appropriate.

 

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Provision of information

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Regulations of the kind described in section 2(5)(i) or 6(1) or (2), or an order under section 5(4)(e), may, in particular, include provision about—

 

 

(a)

timing;

 

 

(b)

the form in which information is provided;

 

 

(c)

the use to which information may be put;

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(d)

storage of information;

 

 

(e)

disposal of information.

 

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Amendment of lists of responders

 

(1)

A Minister of the Crown may by order amend Schedule 1 so as to—

 

 

(a)

add an entry to Part 1 or 3;

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(b)

remove an entry from Part 1 or 3;

 

 

(c)

move an entry from Part 1 to Part 3 or vice versa.

 

(2)

The Scottish Ministers may by order amend Schedule 1 so as to—

 

 

(a)

add an entry to Part 2 or 4;

 

 

(b)

remove an entry from Part 2 or 4;

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(c)

move an entry from Part 2 to Part 4 or vice versa.

 

(3)

An order under subsection (1) or (2)—

 

 

(a)

may add, remove or move an entry either generally or only in relation to specified functions of a person or body, and

 

 

(b)

may make incidental, transitional or consequential provision (which may include provision amending this Act or another enactment).

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Scotland: consultation

 

(1)

A Minister of the Crown shall consult the Scottish Ministers before making regulations or an order under this Part in relation to a person or body if or in so far as the person or body—

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(a)

is listed in Part 1 or 3 of Schedule 1, and

 

 

(b)

exercises functions in relation to Scotland.

 

(2)

A Minister of the Crown shall consult the Scottish Ministers before making an order under section 13(1)(a) adding an entry which relates wholly or partly to a person or body exercising functions in relation to Scotland.

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(3)

The Scottish Ministers shall consult a Minister of the Crown before making—

 

 

(a)

regulations under this Part in relation to a person or body specified in a provision of Part 2 or 4 of Schedule 1, or

(b)

an order under this Part.

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National Assembly for Wales

(1)

A Minister of the Crown shall consult the National Assembly for Wales before—

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(a)

making regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1) which relate wholly or partly to Wales,

 

 

(b)

issuing guidance under section 3(1), 4(6) or 6(4) which relates wholly or partly to Wales,

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(c)

giving an order under section 5(1) which relates wholly or partly to Wales,

 

 

(d)

giving a direction under section 7(2) which makes provision relating wholly or partly to Wales of a kind that could be made by regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1),

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(e)

giving a direction under section 7(2) which makes provision relating wholly or partly to Wales of a kind that could be made by an order under section 5(1),

 

 

(f)

bringing proceedings under section 10 in respect of a failure by a person or body where the failure relates wholly or partly to Wales, or

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(g)

making an order under section 13(1) in respect of a person or body with, or in so far as the person or body has, functions in relation to Wales.

 

(2)

A Minister of the Crown may not without the consent of the National Assembly for Wales take action of a kind specified in subsection (3) that relates wholly or partly to a person or body specified in subsection (4).

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(3)

The actions referred to in subsection (2) are—

 

 

(a)

making regulations under section 2(3), 4(2) or 6(1),

 

 

(b)

making an order under section 5(1),

 

 

(c)

issuing guidance under section 3(1), 4(6) or 6(4),

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(d)

giving a direction under section 7,

 

 

(e)

bringing proceedings under section 10, and

 

 

(f)

making an order under section 13.

 

(4)

The persons and bodies referred to in subsection (2) are—

 

 

(a)

a council specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1, and

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(b)

a person or body specified in paragraph 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 21 of that Schedule, if and in so far as the person or body has functions in relation to Wales.

 

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Regulations and orders

 

(1)

Regulations and orders under this Part shall be made by statutory instrument.

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(2)

An order under section 1(5), 5(1) or 13(1) may not be made by a Minister of the Crown unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

 

(3)

An order under section 1(5), 5(2) or 13(2) may not be made by the Scottish Ministers unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

(4)

Regulations made by a Minister of the Crown under this Part shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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(5)

Regulations made by the Scottish Ministers under this Part shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

 

(6)

Regulations or an order under this Part—

 

 

(a)

may make provision which applies generally or only in specified circumstances or for a specified purpose,

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(b)

may make different provision for different circumstances or purposes, and

 

 

(c)

may make incidental, consequential or transitional provision.

 

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Interpretation, &c.

 

(1)

In this Part—

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“enactment” includes—

 

 

(a)

an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

 

 

(b)

Northern Ireland legislation, and

 

 

(c)

an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament or under Northern Ireland legislation (as well as an instrument made under an Act), and

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“function” means any power or duty whether conferred by virtue of an enactment or otherwise.

 

(2)

In this Part a reference to the United Kingdom includes a reference to the territorial sea of the United Kingdom.

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(3)

Except in a case of contradiction, nothing in or done under this Part shall impliedly repeal or revoke a provision of or made under another enactment.

 

 

PART 2

 

 

EMERGENCY POWERS

 

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Meaning of “emergency”

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(1)

In this Part “emergency” means an event or situation which threatens serious damage to—

 

 

(a)

human welfare in the United Kingdom or in a Part or region,

 

 

(b)

the environment of the United Kingdom or of a Part or region, or

 

 

(c)

the security of the United Kingdom or a Part or region.

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(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) an event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause—

 

 

(a)

loss of human life,

 

 

(b)

human illness or injury,

 

 

(c)

homelessness,

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(d)

damage to property,

 

 

(e)

disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel,

 

 

(f)

disruption of an electronic or other system of communication,

(g)

disruption of facilities for transport, or

(h)

disruption of services relating to health.

(3)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) an event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause—

5

 

(a)

contamination of land, water or air with—

 

 

(i)

harmful biological, chemical or radio-active matter, or

 

 

(ii)

oil,

 

 

(b)

flooding, or

 

 

(c)

disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.

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(4)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(c) the following threaten damage to security—

 

 

(a)

war or armed conflict, and

 

 

(b)

terrorism, within the meaning given by section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (c. 11).

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(5)

The Secretary of State may by order—

 

 

(a)

provide that a specified event or situation, or class of event or situation, is to be treated as falling, or as not falling, within any of paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1);

 

 

(b)

amend subsection (2) so as to provide that involving or causing disruption of a specified supply, system, facility or service—

20

 

(i)

is to be treated as threatening damage to human welfare, or

 

 

(ii)

is no longer to be treated as threatening damage to human welfare.

 

(6)

An order under subsection (5)—

25

 

(a)

may make consequential amendment of this Part, and

 

 

(b)

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

(7)

The event or situation mentioned in subsection (1) may occur or be inside or outside the United Kingdom.

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19

Power to make emergency regulations

 

(1)

Her Majesty may by Order in Council make emergency regulations if satisfied that the conditions in section 20 are satisfied.

 

(2)

A senior Minister of the Crown may make emergency regulations if satisfied—

 

 

(a)

that the conditions in section 20 are satisfied, and

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(b)

that it would not be possible, without serious delay, to arrange for an Order in Council under subsection (1).

 

(3)

In this Part “senior Minister of the Crown” means—

 

 

(a)

the First Lord of the Treasury (the Prime Minister),

 

 

(b)

any of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State, and

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(c)

the Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury.

 

(4)

In this Part “serious delay” means a delay that might—

 

 

(a)

cause serious damage, or

 

 

(iii) is satisfied that the effect of the regulations is in due proportion to that aspect or effect of the emergency, and

(iv) in the case of regulations made under subsection (2), is satisfied 15 as to the matter specified in subsection (2)(b).

20 Conditions for making emergency regulations

(1) This section specifies the conditions mentioned in section 19.

(2) The first condition is that an emergency has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur. 20

(3) The second condition is that it is necessary to make provision for the purpose
of preventing, controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the emergency.

(4) The third condition is that the need for provision referred to in subsection (3)
is urgent.

(5) For the purpose of subsection (3) provision which is the same as an enactment 25 (“the existing legislation”) is necessary if, in particular—

(a) the existing legislation cannot be relied upon without the risk of serious delay,

(b) it is not possible without the risk of serious delay to ascertain whether the existing legislation can be relied upon, or 30

(c) the existing legislation might be insufficiently effective.

(6) For the purpose of subsection (3) provision which could be made under an
enactment other than section 19 (“the existing legislation”) is necessary if, in
particular—

(a) the provision cannot be made under the existing legislation without the 35 risk of serious delay,

(b) it is not possible without the risk of serious delay to ascertain whether the provision can be made under the existing legislation, or

(c) the provision might be insufficiently effective if made under the existing legislation. 40

 

21 Scope of emergency regulations

(1) Emergency regulations may make any provision which the person making the
regulations thinks is for the purpose of preventing, controlling or mitigating an
aspect or effect of the emergency in respect of which the regulations are made.

(a) a copy of the report,

(b) a statement of the extent to which the regulations give effect to any recommendations in the report, and

(c) an explanation for any departure from recommendations in the report.

(6) Where a senior Minister of the Crown makes emergency regulations without 5 consulting the Council on Tribunals (in reliance on subsection (2)(a))—

(a) he shall consult the Council about the regulations as soon as reasonably practicable after they are made,

(b) the Council shall make a report to the Minister, and

(c) subsection (5) shall apply (with any necessary modifications). 10

 

(2)

In particular, emergency regulations may make any provision which the person making the regulations thinks is for the purpose of—

 

(a)

protecting human life, health or safety,

 

(b)

treating human illness or injury,

 

(c)

protecting or restoring property,

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(d)

protecting or restoring a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel,

 

 

(e)

protecting or restoring an electronic or other system of communication,

 

 

(f)

protecting or restoring facilities for transport,

 

 

(g)

protecting or restoring the provision of services relating to health,

 

 

(h)

protecting or restoring the activities of banks or other financial institutions,

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(i)

preventing, containing or reducing the contamination of land, water or air,

 

 

(j)

preventing, or mitigating the effects of, flooding,

 

 

(k)

preventing, reducing or mitigatingdestruction of plant life or animal life,

 the effects

of disruption or

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(l)

protecting or restoring activities of Her Majesty’s Government,

 

 

(m)

protecting or restoring activities of Parliament, of the Scottish Parliament, of the Northern Ireland Assembly or of the National Assembly for Wales, or

20

 

(n)

protecting or restoring the performance of public functions.

 

(3)

Emergency regulations may make provision of any kind that could be made by Act of Parliament or by the exercise of the Royal Prerogative; in particular, regulations may—

 

 

(a)

confer a function on a Minister of the Crown, on the Scottish Ministers, on the National Assembly for Wales, on a Northern Ireland department, on a coordinator appointed under section 23 or on any other specified person (and a function conferred may, in particular, be—

25

 

(i)

a power, or duty, to exercise a discretion;

30

 

(ii)

a power to give directions or orders, whether written or oral);

 

 

(b)

provide for or enable the requisition or confiscation of property (with or without compensation);

 

 

(c)

provide for or enable the destruction of property, animal life or plant life (with or without compensation);

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(d)

prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, movement to or from a specified place;

 

 

(e)

require, or enable the requirement of, movement to or from a specified place;

 

 

(f)

prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, assemblies of specified kinds, at specified places or at specified times;

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(g)

prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, travel at specified times;

 

 

(h)

prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, other specified activities;

 

 

(i)

create an offence of—

 

 

(i)

failing to comply with a provision of the regulations;

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(ii)

failing to comply with a direction or order given or made under the regulations;

 

 

(iii)

obstructing a person in the performance of a function under or by virtue of the regulations;

 

 

(j)

disapply or modify an enactment (other than a provision of this Part) or a provision made under or by virtue of an enactment;

(k)

require a person or body to act in performance of a function (whether the function is conferred by the regulations or otherwise and whether or not the regulations also make provision for remuneration or compensation);

5

(l)

enable the Defence Council to authorise the deployment of Her Majesty’s armed forces;

 

(m)

make provision (which may include conferring powers in relation to property) for facilitating any deployment of Her Majesty’s armed forces;

10

(n)

confer jurisdiction on a court or tribunal (which may include a tribunal established by the regulations);

 

(o)

make provision which has effect in relation to, or to anything done in—

 

(i)

an area of the territorial sea,

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(ii)

an area within British fishery limits, or

 

(iii)

an area of the continental shelf;

 

(p)

make provision which applies generally circumstances or for a specified purpose;

or

 only

in

 specified

 

(q)

make different provision for different circumstances or purposes.

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(4)

In subsection (3) “specified” means specified by, or to be specified in accordance with, the regulations.

 

22

Limitations of emergency regulations

 

(1)

Emergency regulations may make provision only if and in so far as the person making the regulations thinks—

25

 

(a)

that the provision is for the purpose of preventing, controlling or mitigating an aspect or effect of the emergency in respect of which the regulations are made, and

 

 

(b)

that the effect of the provision is in due proportion to that aspect or effect of the emergency.

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(2)

Emergency regulations must specify the Parts of the United Kingdom or regions in relation to which the regulations have effect.

 

(3)

Emergency regulations may not—

 

 

(a)

require a person, or enable a person to be required, to provide military service, or

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(b)

prohibit or enable the prohibition of participation in, or any activity in connection with, a strike or other industrial action.

 

(4)

Emergency regulations may not—

 

 

(a)

create an offence other than one of the kind described in section 21(3)(i),

 

 

(b)

create an offence other than one which is triable only before a magistrates’ court or, in Scotland, before a sheriff under summary procedure,

40

 

(c)

create an offence which is punishable—

 

 

(i)

with imprisonment for a period exceeding three months, or

 

 

(ii)

with a fine exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or

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(d)

alter procedure in relation to criminal proceedings.

 

 

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Regional and Emergency Coordinators

(1)

Emergency regulations must require a senior Minister of the Crownappoint—

to

 

(a)

for each Part of the United Kingdom, other than England, in relation to which the regulations have effect, a person to be known as the Emergency Coordinator for that Part, and

5

 

(b)

for each region in relation to which the regulations have effect, a person to be known as the Regional Nominated Coordinator for that region.

 

(2)

Provision made in accordance with subsection (1) may, in particular, include provision about the coordinator’s—

10

 

(a)

terms of appointment,

 

 

(b)

conditions of service (including remuneration), and

 

 

(c)

functions.

 

(3)

The principal purpose of the appointment shall be to facilitate coordination of activities under the emergency regulations (whether only in the Part or region for which the appointment is made or partly there and partly elsewhere).

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(4)

In exercising his functions a coordinator shall—

 

 

(a)

comply with a direction of a senior Minister of the Crown, and

 

 

(b)

have regard to guidance issued by a senior Minister of the Crown.

 

(5)

A coordinator shall not be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.

20

24

Establishment of tribunal

 

(1)

Emergency regulations which establish a tribunal may not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the Council on Tribunals.

 

(2)

But—

25

 

(a)

a senior Minister of the Crown may disapply subsection (1) if he thinks it necessary by reason of urgency,

 

 

(b)

subsection (1) shall not apply where the Council on Tribunals have consented to the establishment of the Tribunal, and

 

 

(c)

a failure to satisfy subsection (1) shall not affect the validity of regulations.

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(3)

Where the Council on Tribunals are consulted by a senior Minister of the Crown under subsection (1)—

 

 

(a)

the Council shall make a report to the Minister, and

 

 

(b)

the Minister shall not make the emergency regulations to which the consultation relates before receiving the Council’s report.

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(4)

But—

 

 

 

(a)

a senior Minister of the Crown may disapply subsection (3)(b) if he thinks it necessary by reason of urgency, and

 

 

(b)

a failure to comply with subsection (3)(b) shall not affect the validity of regulations.

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(5)

Where a senior Minister of the Crown receives a report under subsection (3)(a) he shall lay before Parliament as soon as is reasonably practicable after the making of the regulations to which the report relates—

 

 

25 Duration

(1) Emergency regulations shall lapse—

(a) at the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the date on which they are made, or

(b) at such earlier time as may be specified in the regulations. 15

(2) Subsection (1)—

(a) shall not prevent the making of new regulations, and

(b) shall not affect anything done by virtue of the regulations before they lapse.

 

26 Parliamentary scrutiny 20

(1) Where emergency regulations are made—

(a) a senior Minister of the Crown shall as soon as is reasonably practicable lay the regulations before Parliament, and

(b) the regulations shall lapse at the end of the period of seven days beginning with the date of laying unless during that period each House 25 of Parliament passes a resolution approving them.

(2) If each House of Parliament passes a resolution that emergency regulations
shall cease to have effect, the regulations shall cease to have effect—

(a) at such time, after the passing of the resolutions, as may be specified in them, or 30

(b) if no time is specified in the resolutions, at the beginning of the day after that on which the resolutions are passed (or, if they are passed on different days, at the beginning of the day after that on which the second resolution is passed).

(3) If each House of Parliament passes a resolution that emergency regulations 35 shall have effect with a specified amendment, the regulations shall have effect as amended, with effect from—

(a) such time, after the passing of the resolutions, as may be specified in them, or

(b) if no time is specified in the resolutions, the beginning of the day after 40 that on which the resolutions are passed (or, if they are passed on different days, the beginning of the day after that on which the second resolution is passed).

(4) Nothing in this section—

(a) shall prevent the making of new regulations, or 45

(b) shall affect anything done by virtue of regulations before they lapse, cease to have effect or are amended under this section.

 

27 Parliamentary scrutiny: prorogation and adjournment

(1) If when emergency regulations are made under section 19 Parliament stands prorogued to a day after the end of the period of five days beginning with the 5 date on which the regulations are made, Her Majesty shall by proclamation under the Meeting of Parliament Act 1797 (c. 127) require Parliament to meet on a specified day within that period.

(2) If when emergency regulations are made under section 19 the House of Commons stands adjourned to a day after the end of the period of five days 10 beginning with the date on which the regulations are made, the Speaker shall arrange for the House to meet on a day during that period.

(3) If when emergency regulations are made under section 19 the House of Lords stands adjourned to a day after the end of the period of five days beginning with the date on which the regulations are made, the Lord Chancellor shall 15 arrange for the House to meet on a day during that period.

(4) In subsections (2) and (3) a reference to the Lord Chancellor or the Speaker includes a reference to a person authorised by Standing Orders of the House of Lords or of the House of Commons to act in place of the Lord Chancellor or the Speaker in respect of the recall of the House during adjournment. 20

 

28 Consultation with devolved administrations

(1) Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Scotland may not be
made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the Scottish
Ministers.

(2) Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Northern Ireland may 25 not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

(3) Emergency regulations which relate wholly or partly to Wales may not be made unless a senior Minister of the Crown has consulted the National Assembly for Wales. 30

(4) But—

(a) a senior Minister of the Crown may disapply a requirement to consult if he thinks it necessary by reason of urgency, and

(b) a failure to satisfy a requirement to consult shall not affect the validity of regulations. 35

 

29 Procedure

(1) Emergency regulations shall be made by statutory instrument (whether or not
made by Order in Council).

                        (2) Emergency regulations shall be treated for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42) as subordinate legislation and not primary legislation (whether 40 or not they amend primary legislation).

                        (c) Northern Ireland.

(2) But where this Act amends or repeals an enactment or a provision of an
enactment, the amendment or repeal has the same extent as the enactment or
provision.

 

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Interpretation

(1)

In this Part—

 

“British fishery limits” has the meaning given by the Fishery Limits Act 1976 (c. 86),

 

“the continental shelf” means any area designated by Order in Council under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c. 29),

5

 

“emergency” has the meaning given by section 18,

 

 

“enactment” includes—

 

 

(a)

an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

 

 

(b)

Northern Ireland legislation, and

10

 

(c)

an instrument made under an Act of the Scottish Parliament or under Northern Ireland legislation (as well as an instrument made under an Act),

 

 

“function” means any power or duty whether conferred by virtue of an enactment or otherwise,

15

 

“Part” in relation to the United Kingdom has the meaning given by subsection (2),

 

 

“public functions” means—

 

 

(a)

functions conferred or imposed by or by virtue of an enactment,

 

 

(b)

functions of Ministers of the Crown (or their departments),

20

 

(c)

functions of persons holding office under the Crown,

 

 

(d)

functions of the Scottish Ministers,

 

 

(e)

functions of the Northern Ireland Ministers or of the Northern Ireland departments, and

 

 

(f)

functions of the National Assembly for Wales,

25

 

“region” has the meaning given by subsection (2),

 

 

“senior Minister of the Crown” has the meaning given by section 19(3),

 

 

“serious delay” has the meaning given by section 19(4), and

 

 

“territorial sea” means the territorial sea adjacent to, or to any Part of, the United Kingdom, construed in accordance with section 1 of the Territorial Sea Act 1987 (c. 49).

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(2)

In this Part—

 

 

(a)

“Part” in relation to the United Kingdom means—

 

 

(i)

England,

 

 

(ii)

Northern Ireland,

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(iii)

Scotland, and

 

 

(iv)

Wales,

 

 

(b)

“region” means a region for the purposes of the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 (c. 45), and

 

 

(c)

a reference to a Part or region of the United Kingdom includes a reference to—

40

 

(i)

any part of the territorial sea that is adjacent to that Part or region,

 

 

(ii)

any part of the area within British fishery limits that is adjacent to the Part or region, and

45

 

(iii)

any part of the continental shelf that is adjacent to the Part or region.

 

(3)

The following shall have effect for the purpose of subsection (2)—

 

 

(a)

an Order in Council under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46) (apportionment of sea areas),

(b)

an Order in Council under section 98(8) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47) (apportionment of sea areas), and

(c)

an order under section 155(2) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c. 38) (apportionment of sea areas);

5

but only if or in so far as it is expressed to apply for general or residual purposes of any of those Acts or for the purposes of this section.

 

PART 3

 

GENERAL

10

31

 

Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

 

 

(1)

Schedule 2 (minor and consequential amendments and repeals) shall have effect.

 

 

(2)

The enactments listed in Schedule 3 are hereby repealed or revoked to the extent specified.

15

32

 

Money

 

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

 

(a)

any expenditure incurred by a Minister of the Crown in connection with this Act, and

 

(b)

any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other enactment out of money provided by Parliament.

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33

 

Commencement

 

 

(1)

The preceding provisions of this Act shall come into force in accordance with provision made by a Minister of the Crown by order.

 

(2)

But the following provisions of this Act shall come into force in accordance with provision made by the Scottish Ministers by order—

25

(a)

section 1(5) in so far as it relates to the Scottish Ministers,

 

(b)

sections 2(4) and (6), 3(2), 4(3) and (7), 5(2) and (5), 6(2) and (5), 8, 9(2), 11, 13(2), 14(2), 16(3) and (5), and

 

(c)

a provision of section 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13 or 16 in so far as it relates to a provision specified in paragraph (b) above.

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(3)

An order under subsection (1) or (2)—

 

 

 

(a) (b) (c) (d)

may make provision generally or for specific purposes only, may make different provision for different purposes, may make incidental, consequential or transitional provision, and shall be made by statutory instrument.

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34

Extent

 

 

 

(1)

This Act extends to—

 

(a)

England and Wales,

 

(b)

Scotland, and

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35 Short title 5

This Act may be cited as the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

SCH E DUL E S

SCHEDULE 1 Part 1

CATEGORY 1 AND 2 RESPONDERS

PART 1

CATEGORY 1 RESPONDERS: GENERAL          5

Local authorities

1            In relation to England—

(a) a county council,

(b) a district council,

(c) a London borough council,            10

(d) the Common Council of the City of London, and

(e) the Council of the Isles of Scilly.

 

2            In relation to Wales—

(a) a county council, and

(b) a county borough council.            15

 

Emergency services

3 (1) A chief officer of police within the meaning of section 101(1) of the Police Act
1996 (c. 16).

(2) The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

(3) The Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force.            20

 

4 (1)       A fire authority.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1) “fire authority” has the same meaning as it has in the Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41) by virtue of—

(a) section 38(1) of that Act, and

(b) paragraph 2 of Schedule 11 to the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51) 25 (London and metropolitan fire and civil defence authorities).

 

Health

5            A National Health Service trust established under section 5 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) if, and in so far as, it has the function of providing— 30

(a) ambulance services,

(b) hospital accommodation and services in relation to accidents and emergencies, or

 

23

Schedule 1 — Category 1 and 2 Responders Part 1 — Category 1 Responders: General

(c) services in relation to public health in Wales.

6            An NHS foundation trust (within the meaning of section 1 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43)) if, and in so far as, it has the function of providing hospital accommodation and services in relation to accidents and emergencies. 5

7            A Primary Care Trust established under section 16A of the National Health
Service Act 1977 (c. 49).

8            A Local Health Board established under section 16BA of the National Health
Service Act 1977.

9            The Health Protection Agency (a Special Health Authority established under 10 section 11 of the National Health Service Act 1977).

10           A port health authority constituted under section 2(4) of the Public Health
(Control of Disease) Act 1984 (c. 22).

Miscellaneous

11           The Environment Agency. 15

12           The Secretary of State, in so far as his functions relate to maritime and coastal
matters.

PART 2

CATEGORY 1 RESPONDERS: SCOTLAND

Local authorities          20

13           A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc.
(Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

Emergency services

14           A chief constable of a police force maintained under the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77). 25

15 (1)     A fire authority.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1) “fire authority” means—

(a) a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, or

(b) a joint board constituted under an administration scheme made by 30 virtue of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) or section 36 of the Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41).

 

16           The Scottish Ambulance Service Board.

Health

17           A Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service 35 (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29).

Civil Contingencies Bill Schedule 1 — Category 1 and 2 Responders Part 2 — Category 1 Responders: Scotland

Miscellaneous

18           The Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

PART 3

CATEGORY 2 RESPONDERS: GENERAL

Utilities                                                                                                                                        5

19           A person authorised to generate, transmit, distribute or supply electricity by
virtue of a licence or exemption under the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29).

20           A person authorised to undertake activity in relation to gas by virtue of a
licence, exception or exemption under the Gas Act 1986 (c. 44).

21           A water undertaker or sewerage undertaker appointed under section 6 of 10 the Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56).

22 (1)     A person who provides a public electronic communications network which
makes telephone services available (whether for spoken communication or
for the transmission of data).

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)—      15

(a) the reference to provision of a network shall be construed in accordance with section 32(4)(a) and (b) of the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), and

(b) “public electronic communications network” shall have the meaning given by sections 32(1) and 151(1) of that Act. 20

 

Transport

23           A person who holds a licence under section 8 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)
(operation of railway assets) in so far as the licence relates to activity in Great
Britain.

24           A person who provides services in connection with railways in Great 25 Britain—

(a) without holding a licence under section 8 of that Act, but

(b) in reliance on Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings.

 

25 (1)          Transport for London. 30

(2) London Underground Limited (being a subsidiary of Transport for London).

26           An airport operator, within the meaning of section 82(1) of the Airports Act
1986 (c. 31), in Great Britain.

27           A harbour authority, within the meaning of section 46(1) of the Aviation and 35 Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31), in Great Britain.

28           The Secretary of State, in so far as his functions relate to matters for which
he is responsible by virtue of section 1 of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)
(highway authorities).

25

Schedule 1 — Category 1 and 2 Responders Part 3 — Category 2 Responders: General

Health and safety

29           The Health and Safety Executive.

PART 4

CATEGORY 2 RESPONDERS: SCOTLAND

Utilities                                                                                                                                        5

30           A person authorised to generate, transmit, distribute or supply electricity by
virtue of a licence or exemption under the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) in so far
as such generation, transmission, distribution or supply takes place in
Scotland.

31           A person authorised to undertake activity in relation to gas by virtue of a 10 licence, exception or exemption under the Gas Act 1986 (c. 44) in so far as such activity is undertaken in Scotland.

32        Scottish Water, established by section 20 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Water
Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3).

33 (1)     A person who provides a public electronic communications network which 15 makes telephone services available (whether for spoken communication or for the transmission of data) in so far as the services are made available in Scotland.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a) the reference to provision of a network shall be construed in 20 accordance with section 32(4)(a) and (b) of the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), and

(b) “public electronic communications network” shall have the meaning given by sections 32(1) and 151(1) of that Act.

 

Transport                                                                                                                                   25

34           A person who holds a licence to operate railway assets under section 8 of the
Railways Act 1993 (c. 43) in so far as such operation takes place in Scotland.

35           A person who provides services in connection with railways—

(a) without holding a licence under section 8 of that Act, but

(b) in reliance on Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of 30

 

railway undertakings,
in so far as such services are provided in Scotland.

36           An airport operator within the meaning of section 82(1) of the Airports Act 1986 (c. 31) in so far as it has responsibility for the management of an airport in Scotland. 35

37           A harbour authority, within the meaning of section 46(1) of the Aviation and
Maritime Security Act 1990 (c. 31) in so far as it has functions in relation to
improving, maintaining and managing a harbour in Scotland.

Health

38           The Common Services Agency established by section 10 of the National 40 Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29).

Civil Contingencies Bill Schedule 2 — Minor and Consequential Amendments and Repeals Part 1 — Amendments and Repeals Consequential on Part 1

SCHEDULE 2 Section 31 MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS

PART 1 AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS CONSEQUENTIAL ON PART 1

Civil Defence Act 1939 (c. 31)        5

1            The Civil Defence Act 1939 shall cease to have effect.

Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 (c. 15 (N.I.))

2            The Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 shall cease to have effect.

Civil Defence Act 1948 (c. 5) 3 The Civil Defence Act 1948 shall cease to have effect. 10 Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 11 (N.I.))

4            The Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 shall cease to have effect.

Defence Contracts Act 1958 (c. 38)

5            In section 6(1) of the Defence Contracts Act 1958 (interpretation, &c.), in the definition of “defence materials” omit paragraph (b). 15

Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968 (c. 14)

6        Section 4 of the Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968 (compensation to
civil defence employees for loss of employment, &c.) shall cease to have
effect.

Civil Protection in Peacetime Act 1986 (c. 22)          20

7            The Civil Protection in Peacetime Act 1986 shall cease to have effect.

Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

8            In section 65A(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (light passenger vehicles and motor cycles not to be sold without EC certificate of conformity) omit paragraph (c). 25

Metropolitan County Fire and Rescue Authorities

9 (1)       The bodies established by section 26 of the Local Government Act 1985

(c. 51) and known as metropolitan county fire and civil defence authorities shall be known instead as metropolitan county fire and rescue authorities.

(2) So far as necessary or appropriate in consequence of sub-paragraph (1), a 30 reference in an enactment, instrument, agreement or other document to a metropolitan county fire and civil defence authority shall be treated as a reference to a metropolitan county fire and rescue authority.

27

Schedule 2 — Minor and Consequential Amendments and Repeals Part 1 — Amendments and Repeals Consequential on Part 1

(3) In the following provisions for “(fire services, civil defence and transport)” substitute “(fire and rescue services and transport)”—

(a) paragraph 29 of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74),

(b) sections 21(1)(i), 39(1)(g), 67(3)(k) and 152(2)(i) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), 5

(c) section 1(10)(d) of the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993 (c. 25),

                        (d) paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000

                        (c. 36), and

(e) sections 23(1)(k) and 33(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 10 26).

 

PART 2

AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS CONSEQUENTIAL ON PART 2

Emergency Powers Act 1920 (c. 55)

10           The Emergency Powers Act 1920 shall cease to have effect. 15

Emergency Powers Act (Northern Ireland) 1926 (c. 8)

11           The Emergency Powers Act (Northern Ireland) 1926 shall cease to have
effect.

Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47)

12           In paragraph 14 of Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (reserved 20 matters) for “the Emergency Powers Act (Northern Ireland) 1926” substitute “Part 2 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004”.

PART 3

MINOR AMENDMENTS

Energy Act 1976 (c. 76)          25

13           After sections 1 to 4 of the Energy Act 1976 (powers to control production
and supply of fuel, &c.) insert—

“5 Sections 1 to 4: territorial application

(1) A power under sections 1 to 4 may be exercised in relation to anything which is wholly or partly situated in, or to activity wholly 30 or partly in—

(a) the United Kingdom,

(b) the territorial sea of the United Kingdom, or

(c) an area designated under the Continental Shelf Act 1964

(c. 29). 35

(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to section 2(2)(b).”

 

Civil Contingencies Bill Schedule 3 — Repeals and Revocations 28

 

SCHEDULE 3 Section 31

 

REPEALS AND REVOCATIONS

 

Short title and chapter Repeal or revocation

 

The Emergency Powers Act 1920 (c. 55). The whole Act.

5

The Emergency Powers Act (Northern Ireland) 1926 (c. 8). The whole Act.

 

The Air-Raid Precautions Act The whole Act.

 

(Northern Ireland) 1938 (c. 26 (N.I.)).

10

The Civil Defence Act 1939 The whole Act.

 

(c. 31).

 

The Civil Defence Act The whole Act.

 

(Northern Ireland) 1939 (c. 15 (N.I.)).

15

The Civil Defence Act 1948 The whole Act.

 

(c. 5).

 

The Civil Defence Act The whole Act.

 

(Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 11 (N.I.)).

20

The Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 (c. 14 (N.I.)). In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1950.

 

The Civil Defence (Armed Forces) Act 1954 (c. 66). The whole Act.

25

The Defence Contracts Act 1958 (c. 38). In section 6(1), in the definition of “defence materials”, paragraph (b).

 

The Emergency Powers Act 1964 (c. 38). Section 1.

 

The Lands Tribunal and Compensation Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 29 (N.I.)). In Schedule 1, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1939.

30

The Emergency Powers (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 34 (N.I.)). The whole Act.

35

The Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968 (c. 14). Section 4.

 

The Land Charges Act 1972 (c. 61). In Schedule 2, paragraph 1(f).

 

The Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 (S.I. 1973/69 (N.I. 1)). In Schedule 8, paragraphs 3 and 4.

40

The Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1976 (c. 16). In Schedule 2, in Part II, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act 1939.

 

 

Short title and chapter

Repeal or revocation

 

The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1)).

Article 31G(5)(c).

 

The Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16).

In Schedule 2, paragraph 2.

5

The Criminal Justice Act 1982

Section 41.

 

(c. 48).

 

 

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60).

In Schedule 2, the entry relating to section 2 of the Emergency Powers Act 1920.

10

The Fines and Penalties

Article 12.

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/703 (N.I. 3)).

 

 

The Civil Protection in

The whole Act.

 

Peacetime Act 1986 (c. 22).

 

15

The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52).

Section 65A(5)(c).

 

The Water Act 1989 (c. 15).

In Schedule 25, paragraph 1(4).

 

The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29).

In Schedule 16, paragraph 1(3) and paragraph 4.

 

The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)).

In Schedule 2, the entry relating to the Emergency Powers Act (Northern Ireland) 1926.

20

The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).

In Schedule 13, paragraph 6.

25

The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

In Schedule 13, paragraph 24.

 

The Gas Act 1995 (c. 45).

In Schedule 4, paragraph 2(5).

 

The Police Act 1997 (c. 50).

In Schedule 9, paragraphs 2 and 17.

 

The Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29).

Section 330.

30

The Transport Act 2000 (c. 38).

In Schedule 5, paragraph 3.

 

The Civil Defence (Grant) Act 2002 (c. 5).

The whole Act.

 

 

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