Civil Contingencies Act 2004


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Civil Contingencies Act 2004

An Act of Parliament which provides the framework for emergency and disaster planning and response on local and national levels in the UK, replacing the Civil Defence Act (1948), which was ill-equipped for domestic squabbles related to fuel, flooding and foot and mouth disease and serious emergencies such as terrorism.

The Act is divided into three parts—Part 1, which defines local arrangements for civil protection, is of particular medical interest. Part 1 lists core (category 1) responders: “blue light” services—emergency medical services, police, fire, coast guard, primary care trusts, acute trusts, foundation trusts, health protection agency, port health authorities, local authorities and environment agency.
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This is what you get: "Birmingham Resilience Team (BRT) is a corporate service established to enable Councilwide compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
The Force however has a major incident plan and robust business continuity plans, in the event of national emergencies in line with Sections 1 and 2 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
It is also a mandatory requirement for many public sector organisations following the passing of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
30) Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO), Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Elizabeth II (London: The Stationery Office, 2004).
pdf (accessed 28 February 2006); HMSO, Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Elizabeth II (London: The Stationery Office, 2004) http://www.
Today, the final part of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 comes into force.