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Fire and Rescue Services Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,

are published separately as EN—38.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Mr Secretary Prescott has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Fire and Rescue Services Bill are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 
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Contents

Part 1

Fire and rescue authorities

1   

Fire and rescue authorities

2   

Power to create combined fire and rescue authorities

3   

Creation of combined fire and rescue authorities: supplementary

4   

Combined authorities under the Fire Services Act 1947

5   

Powers of combined fire and rescue authorities

Part 2

Functions of fire and rescue authorities

Core functions

6   

Fire safety

7   

Fire-fighting

8   

Road traffic accidents

9   

Emergencies

Other functions

10   

Directions relating to particular fires and emergencies

11   

Power to respond to other eventualities

12   

Other services

Assistance in discharge of functions

13   

Reinforcement schemes

14   

Directions as to reinforcement schemes

15   

Arrangements with other employers of fire-fighters

Discharge of functions by others

16   

Arrangements for discharge of functions by others

17   

Directions as to arrangements under section 16

 
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Supplementary

18   

Training centres

19   

Charging

20   

Exercise of powers at or under sea

Part 3

Administration

Fire and Rescue National Framework

21   

Fire and Rescue National Framework

22   

Intervention by Secretary of State

23   

Best value

24   

Report

Supervision

25   

Information

26   

Inquiries

27   

Inspectors

Equipment etc

28   

Equipment, facilities, services and organisations

29   

Directions for public safety purposes

Training etc

30   

Training institution and centres

Part 4

Employment

Negotiating bodies

31   

Negotiating bodies

32   

Guidance

Pensions etc

33   

Pensions etc

34   

Information in connection with pensions etc

35   

Preservation of existing pension scheme

Supplementary

36   

Prohibition on employment of police

 
 

 

 

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Part 5

Water supply

37   

Duty to secure water supply etc

38   

Supply of water by water undertakers

39   

Emergency supply by water undertaker

40   

Supply by other persons

41   

Fire hydrants

42   

Notice of works affecting water supply and fire hydrants

Part 6

Supplementary

Powers in the event of emergency etc

43   

Powers of fire-fighters etc in an emergency etc

Powers of entry

44   

Powers of entry

45   

Powers of entry: supplementary

46   

Powers of entry: notices

False alarms

47   

False alarms of fire

Advisory bodies

48   

Payments in respect of advisory bodies

Consequential provision

49   

Abolition of Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council

50   

Repeal of Fire Services Act 1947

51   

Amendments

52   

Repeals

Part 7

General

53   

Pre-commencement consultation

54   

Inquiries: supplementary

55   

Meaning of “emergency”

56   

Financial provision

57   

Orders and regulations

58   

Commencement

59   

Wales

60   

Extent

61   

Short title

 
 

 

 

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Schedule 1   —   

Minor and consequential Amendments

Schedule 2   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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