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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The Government is now not only preparing to use the Civil Contingencies Act (designed for use in the event of a major external or terrorist attack) to impose curfews and draconian public order measures in the event of unrest following the self-inflicted nonsense of a no-deal Brexit; they are also actively ramping up talk of proroguing or otherwise sidelining parliament, in order to make sure it cannot "frustrate the will of the people" by preventing or further delaying Brexit.
They say the Civil Contingencies Act (2004) provides the legal framework for their request.
Whitehall officials are examining how to use the powers available under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to quell any civil disobedience which results from no deal.
s preparaare her Whitehall officials are examining how to use the powers available under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to quell any civil disobedience which results from no deal.
The story claims curfews, travel bans and possibly the deployment of the armed forces in the event of civil disobedience are among the measures available to the ministers under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
Officials have been discussing the practicalities of implementing the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which would allow the government to make any appropriate provisions to protect human life, health, safety and supplies, the Sunday Times said.
Speaking about the register, in a foreword, Angela Stephenson, head of emergency preparedness, resilience, and response at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and Jeremy Vaughan, assistant chief constable of South Wales Police, state: "The need for the register came about after the introduction of the Civil Contingencies Act in 2004.
2 of the civil contingencies act 2004 (cca 2004) to plan for emergencies and to maintain plans for the purpose of ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that if an emergency occurs it is able to continue to perform its functions.
The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation wants guidelines within the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 enhanced to provide guidance on 'medium to long-term' mental health recovery.
This is what you get: "Birmingham Resilience Team (BRT) is a corporate service established to enable Councilwide compliance with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
Emergency measures already exist, under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004).