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Emergency Broadcasting System Bill


Emergency Broadcasting System Bill

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 12    Expenses

There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament

           (a)           any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State for or in connection with

the carrying out of any of his functions under this Act; and

           (b)           any increase attributable to this Act in the sums which are payable out of

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money so provided under any other enactment.

 13    General interpretation

In this Act—

                      “chief officer of police” means—

                  (a)                 in England and Wales, a person so defined in section 101(1) of

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the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) (interpretation) or the Chief Constable

of the British Transport Police Force,

                  (b)                 in Scotland, a person appointed in accordance with the

provisions of section 4 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77)

(chief constables) or the Chief Constable of the British Transport

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Police Force, and

                  (c)                 in Northern Ireland, the Chief Constable of the Police Service of

Northern Ireland;

                      “designated communications providers” has the meaning given in section

3;

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                      “direction” means a direction under section 6;

                      “emergencies and potential emergencies” has the meaning given in

section 2;

                      “emergency broadcasting system” has the meaning given in section 1;

                      “fire authority” means—

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                  (a)                 in England and Wales, an authority which is a fire authority

within the meaning of the Fire Services Act 1947 (c. 41) (read

with paragraph 2 of Schedule 11 to the Local Government Act

1985 (c. 51)),

                  (b)                 in Scotland, an authority which is a fire authority within the

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meaning given in section 173 of the Local Government

(Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) (fire services), and

                  (c)                 in Northern Ireland, the Fire Authority for Northern Ireland;

                      “NHS ambulance body” means—

                  (a)                 in England and Wales, a National Health Service trust

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established under section 5 of the National Health Service and

Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) the functions of which include

the provision of ambulance services,

                  (b)                 in Scotland, a Special Health Board established under section

2(1)(b) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (c. 29)

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the functions of which include the provision of ambulance

services, and

                  (c)                 in Northern Ireland, a part of the Northern Irish health service

performing functions including the provision of ambulance

services;

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                      “notice” means a notice under section 6;

                      “OFCOM” means the Office of Communications;

                      “relevant authority” has the meaning given in section 5; and

                      “signal” has the meaning given in section 7(11).

 

 

Emergency Broadcasting System Bill

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 14    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Emergency Broadcasting System Act 2003.

 

 

 
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