Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Explanatory Notes

Section 6: Disclosure of information

25.Subsections (1) and (2) enable a Minister of the Crown and, in relation to Scottish Category 1 responders or Scottish Category 2 responders, the Scottish Ministers, to make regulations which require or permit information sharing between Category 1 responders and Category 2 responders. Such provision may only be made in connection with a function of a responder which relates to emergencies. This reflects the fact that Category 1 and 2 responders may have functions under other legislation or legal provisions which relate to emergencies.

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