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Civil Contingencies Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Cabinet Office, are published

separately as Bill 14—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Mr Douglas Alexander has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of

the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Civil Contingencies Bill are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 
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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

7   

Urgency

8   

Urgency: 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