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1(1)The Civil Defence Act 1948 shall be amended as follows.
(2)In subsection (1)(b) of section 1 (civil defence functions of Ministers), for “fire brigades” substitute “employees of relevant authorities (as defined in section 6 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5)”.
(3)In section 5 (civil defence obligations)—
(a)for “and fire brigades” substitute “, employees of relevant authorities (as defined in section 6 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5))”;
(b)the words “and brigades” are repealed; and
(c)for “respectively” substitute “and by employees of relevant authorities (as so defined)”.
(4)In section 9(1) (interpretation) the definition of “fire brigade” is repealed.
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