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104The Fire Services Act 2003 is amended as follows.E+W
105(1)Section 1 (Secretary of State’s powers) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsections (1)(a), (3) and (5)(a) for “fire brigade members” substitute “ employees of a fire and rescue authority ”.
(3)Omit subsections (1)(b), (2) and (4) and, in subsection (5)(b), the words from “(including” to “authorities)”.
(4)In subsection (9) for “fire authority” substitute “ fire and rescue authority ”.
106(1)Section 3 (supplemental provisions) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (2)—
(a)for the definition of “fire authority” substitute—
““fire and rescue authority” means a fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004;”;
(b)omit the definitions of “fire brigade” and “fire brigade member”;
(c)in the definition of “negotiating body”—
(i)for “fire authorities” substitute “ fire and rescue authorities ”;
(ii)for “fire brigade members” (in both places) substitute “ employees of fire and rescue authorities ”.
(3)Omit subsection (3).
(4)In subsection (4)—
(a)in paragraph (b), for “fire authority or fire authorities” substitute “ fire and rescue authority or fire and rescue authorities ”;
(b)in paragraph (c), for “a fire brigade member there were substituted references to” substitute “ employees of a fire and rescue authority there were substituted references to members of ”;
(c)omit paragraph (e).
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