National Fire Service Regulations (Indemnity) Act, 1944
(7 & 8 Geo. 6.) CHAPTER 35.
An Act to grant an indemnity in respect of the failure to lay before Parliament certain regulations made under the Fire Services (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1941, as soon as may be after they were made.
[3rd August 1944]
W HEREAS in exercise of the powers conferred on a Secretary of State by section one of the Fire Services (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1941, the regulations specified in the Schedule to this Act were made upon the dates respectively mentioned in that Schedule:
And whereas it is provided by the said Act that all regulations made thereunder shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after they are made and that if either House of Parliament within the next twenty-eight days on which that House has sat after any such regulation is laid before it resolves that the regulation be annulled, the regulation shall thereupon cease to have effect:
And whereas by reason of inadvertence the regulations specified in the said Schedule were not laid before either House of Parliament until the twenty-sixth day of July, nineteen hundred and forty-four, but were laid before both Houses on that date:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
1. The Secretary of State is hereby freed, discharged and indemnified from and against all consequences whatsoever, if any, incurred or to be incurred by him by reason of the said failure to lay before Parliament the regulations specified in the Schedule to this Act as soon as may be after they were made, and those regulations shall be deemed to have been duly laid before Parliament in accordance with the requirements of the statute under which they were made.
2 Short title.
2. This Act may be cited as theNational Fire Service Regulations (Indemnity) Act, 1944.
S C H E D U L E.
National Fire Service (General) Regulations, 1941, dated 5th August 1941 (S.R. & O. 1941 No. 1134);
National Fire Service (Alteration of Fire Areas) Regulations, 1941, dated 31st October 1941 (S.R. & O. 1941 No. 1710);
National Fire Service (General) Regulations, 1942, dated 14th January 1942 (S.R. & O. 1942 No. 69);
National Fire Service (General) (No. 2) Regulations, 1942, dated 22nd...