Civil Defence Act 2012

1.

Definitions.

1.— In this Act—

“Act of 2001” means the Local Government Act 2001;

“Act of 2002” means the Civil Defence Act 2002;

“civil defence” has the meaning assigned to it by the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), the text of which is set out in the Fifth Schedule to the Geneva Conventions Act 1962 (inserted by section 7 of the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 1998);

“Civil Defence Board” means the Civil Defence Board established by section 7 of the Act of 2002;

“civil defence member” means a person—

( a) who stands appointed in accordance with section 15 , or

( b) who, immediately before the dissolution day, was registered in a register established under section 35 of the Act of 2002;

“civil defence plan” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12 ;

“director general of the dissolved body” means the person who, immediately before the dissolution day, stood appointed under section 14 of the Act of 2002 as the director general of the dissolved body;

“dissolution day” shall be construed in accordance with section 2 ;

“dissolved body” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 ;

“enactment” has the same meaning as it has in the Interpretation Act 2005;

“local authority” means—

( a) a county council within the meaning of the Act of 2001, or

( b) a city council within the meaning of that Act,

that, immediately before the dissolution day, performed functions relating to civil defence;

“Minister” means the Minister for Defence;

“register” has the meaning assigned to it by section 16 .