Search Legislation

Civil Defence Act 1939

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Part IThe Minister

1Transfer of functions of Secretary of State

(1)His Majesty may by Order in Council transfer all or any of the functions of the Secretary of State under the Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1937 (hereinafter referred to as " the Act of 1937 ") to such other Minister of the Crown as may be specified in the Order, and, as respects any period during which the Order is in force, references in the Act of 1937 to the Secretary of State shall, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Order, be construed as references to the Minister so specified.

(2)In this Act, except in Part VII thereof, the expression " the Minister " means the Minister specified in the Order for the time being in force under subsection (1) of this section, or if no such Order is in force, the Secretary of State.

(3)The Minister may make arrangements for the exercise on his behalf of any of his functions under the Act of 1937 or this Act by any other Minister of the Crown.

(4)Anything done before the commencement of this Act in exercise or purported exercise of any functions conferred or imposed by the Act of 1937 on the Secretary of State shall, if done at his request by any other Minister of the Crown, be as valid and effective for all purposes as if it had been done by the Secretary of State.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources