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Civil Defence Act 1939

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54Powers conferred by this Part to be in substitution for powers under Act of 1937

(1)The powers conferred upon the Secretary of State under the Act of 1937 shall cease to be exercisable in so far as similar powers are exercisable by the Minister under this Part of this Act.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this subsection, no air-raid precautions scheme shall make provision for the treatment in hospital of casualties occurring in Great Britain from hostile attack or the training in advance of persons in nursing, and any such scheme in force at the commencement of this Act shall cease to have effect in so far as it makes such provision :

Provided that every local authority who, whether under an air-raid precautions scheme or otherwise, make provision for treatment of casualties in first-aid posts shall cause a suitable number of persons who are to serve in the posts to be trained in nursing under the arrangements made under the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act by the Minister, and shall make such payments in respect of the training of those persons and comply with such other terms as the Minister may direct.

(3)Approval shall not be given under the Act of 1937 to any expenditure of the local authority incurred under this Part of this Act or otherwise incurred in connection with any of the matters for which, under the last preceding subsection provision cannot validly be made in an air-raid precautions scheme :

Provided that this subsection shall not apply to any such payments as are mentioned in the proviso to subsection (2) of this section.

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