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Fire Services Act 2003

Summary

4.The Fire Services Act gives the Secretary of State and the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety power to:

  • fix or modify the conditions of service of fire brigade members, and

  • give directions to fire authorities as to the use or disposal of property or facilities.

Territorial application: Wales

5.The Act has no effect on the powers of the National Assembly for Wales and no other particular effect in Wales.

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