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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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.
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.
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. BRT works within the Council's governance framework and contributes to the strategic outcome Stay Safe in a Clean Green City."
"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.
Following the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, your local authority is now legally obliged to help you develop your business continuity plan.
"It is also a mandatory requirement for many public sector organisations following the passing of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
(39) HM Government, Emergency Response and Recover: Non- Statutory Guidance to Complement Emergency Preparedness, 79-80, http://www.ukresilience.info/ccact/errpdfs/emergresponse.pdf (accessed 28 February 2006); HMSO, Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Elizabeth II (London: The Stationery Office, 2004) http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2004/40036--c.htm#19 (accessed 28 February 2006).
The Environment Agency is a Category 1 Responder organisation (as defined within the Civil Contingencies Act 2004).
One of the responsibilities under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is to recognise the importance of planning for internal and external crises.