Civil Defence (Demolition and Repair Services) (Scotland) Regulations, 1950*

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1950/1298

1950 No. 1298 (S. 95)

The Civil Defence (Demolition and Repair Services) (Scotland) Regulations, 1950*

28thJuly 1950

8thAugust 1950

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section two as read along with the proviso to subsection (2) of section nine of the Civil Defence Act, 1948(a), and of all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I hereby make the following regulations:—

1.—(1) These regulations which shall apply to Scotland only may be cited as the Civil Defence (Demolition and Repair Services) (Scotland) Regulations, 1950, and shall come into operation on the fourteenth day after the day on which the draft thereof was approved by Parliament.

(2) In these regulations the expression "local authority" means a county council or town council.

(3) The Interpretation Act, 1889(b), applies to the interpretation of these regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

2. It shall be the duty of every local authority, at the request and in accordance with the directions of the Secretary of State—

(a) to make plans for setting up an organisation having as its objects—

(i) the execution of urgent repairs to premises which by reason of damage by hostile action become unfit for use, being dwelling houses or premises providing goods or services essential to the life of the community, not being factories, workshops or warehouses;

(ii) the demolition and clearance of property damaged by hostile action;

(iii) the doing of any work on any land in connection with any of the purposes aforesaid, that is to say, the doing of any work on, over, or below the surface of the land, and, in particular, the filling up or repairing of craters or holes, the making of any erection or excavation, the placing of any thing, and the maintenance, removal, demolition, pulling down, destruction or rendering useless of any thing, on, over or below that surface, and the sorting, storage and disposal of any thing removed from the land; and

(iv) the prevention or mitigation of loss or damage to moveable property in their homes of persons who are made homeless by hostile action or of persons whose homes after they have left them on account of hostile action or a threat of hostile action are damaged by hostile action;

(b) to make arrangements to secure that any land required for storage purposes, the disposal of debris or other purposes incidental to the discharge of functions under these regulations will be available as and when needed;


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