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1The Civil Defence Act 1939 shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
2The Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
3The Civil Defence Act 1948 shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
4The Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
5In section 6(1) of the Defence Contracts Act 1958 (interpretation, &c.), in the definition of “defence materials” omit paragraph (b).E+W+S+N.I.
6Section 4 of the Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968 (compensation to civil defence employees for loss of employment, &c.) shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
7In section 138 of the Local Government Act 1972 (emergency powers)—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)subsection (1A) shall cease to have effect, and
(b)in subsection (3) for “subsections (1) and (1A) above” substitute “ subsection (1) above ”.
8The Civil Protection in Peacetime Act 1986 shall cease to have effect.E+W+S+N.I.
9In section 65A(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (light passenger vehicles and motor cycles not to be sold without EC certificate of conformity) omit paragraph (c).E+W+S+N.I.
10(1)The bodies established by section 26 of the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51) and known as metropolitan county fire and civil defence authorities shall be known instead as metropolitan county fire and rescue authorities.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)So far as necessary or appropriate in consequence of sub-paragraph (1), a reference in an enactment, instrument, agreement or other document to a metropolitan county fire and civil defence authority shall be treated as a reference to a metropolitan county fire and rescue authority.
(3)In the following provisions for “(fire services, civil defence and transport)” substitute “ (fire and rescue services and transport) ”
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(b)sections 21(1)(i), 39(1)(g), 67(3)(k) and 152(2)(i) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42),
(c)section 1(10)(d) of the Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Act 1993 (c. 25),
(d)paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36), and
(e)sections 23(1)(k) and 33(1)(j) of the Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26).
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