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Civil Defence Act 1939

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13Code for occupiers of factories, and c

(1)For the guidance of occupiers and owners of factory premises, factories, mines and commercial buildings, and other persons concerned, in providing air-raid shelter, the Minister shall issue a code prescribing requirements with which the shelter must comply, and giving advice as to incidental matters and as to methods to be followed in providing the shelter, or, if such a code has been issued before the commencement of this Act, he may by order approve the code for the purposes of this Act; and he may from time to time by order revise any such code by revoking, varying or adding to its provisions.

(2)In this Act the expression " the code " means the said code as for the time being in force, or, in relation to shelter provided before the issue or approval of any such code, the said code as first issued or approved, and the expression " shelter of the approved standard " means air-raid shelter which at least complies with all the requirements prescribed by the code :

Provided that any air-raid shelter provided before the passing of this Act which the Minister is satisfied is substantially equivalent to shelter which complies with all the requirements prescribed by the code shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be shelter of the approved standard.

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