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Civil Defence Act 1939

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71Compensation in the event of injury to persons engaged in air-raid precautions activities

(1)This section applies to personal injuries sustained in the course—

(a)of being trained or exercised or of training or exercising others, in respect of air-raid precautions; or

(b)of being trained in nursing in pursuance of arrangements made by the Minister of Health under Part VII of this Act; or

(c)of acting in a voluntary capacity on behalf of a local authority in the exercise of their civil defence functions,

being injuries sustained in time of peace by such persons and in such circumstances as may be specified in a scheme made under subsection (2) of this section.

(2)A scheme made by the Treasury may provide for the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament to or to the dependants of persons who suffer injuries to which this section applies of such periodical or lump sums as may be specified in the scheme.

(3)A scheme under subsection (2) of this section may be revoked or varied by a subsequent scheme made thereunder.

(4)Where any injury to which this section applies is sustained by any person, no compensation or damages shall be payable in respect of that injury, whether under any Act or at common law, by the employer of the injured person, by any person (including a local authority) who has any responsibility in connection with the training or exercising of the injured person, or by any person who is being trained or exercised together with the injured person.

(5)In this section the expression " personal injury " includes any personal injury resulting in death.

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