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The Channel Tunnel (Fire Services, Immigration and Prevention of Terrorism) Order 1990

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Channel Tunnel (Fire Services, Immigration and Prevention of Terrorism) Order 1990 and shall come into force on 1st December 1990.

2.—(1) For the purpose of enabling functions to be exercised under the Fire Services Act 1947(1) (“the 1947 Act”), including the making of such schemes and arrangements as may be made under section 2(1) and (8) and section 12(1) of the 1947 Act, that Act shall have effect—

(a)in relation to the part of the tunnel system beyond the frontier as if that part formed part of the county of Kent, and

(b)in relation to the tunnel system as if—

(i)a relevant French authority were a fire authority within the meaning of the 1947 Act, and

(ii)members of a brigade maintained by that authority were members of a brigade maintained in pursuance of that Act.

(2) Where, in connection with the exercise of any functions under the 1947 Act in relation to the tunnel system, a member of a brigade is in transit to or from the tunnel system and is outside the United Kingdom he shall be treated as if he were a member of a brigade employed by a fire authority outside its area under section 3(1)(d) of the 1947 Act.

(3) In paragraph (1) above “a relevant French authority” means a French fire authority which is to exercise functions in relation to the tunnel system.

(4) Section 2(3), (5) and (9) and section 12(2) to (5) of the 1947 Act (functions of the Secretary of State) shall not apply for the purposes of this article.

3.  The provisions of the Immigration Act 1971(2) and the Immigration Act 1988(3) shall have effect subject to the amendments set out in Parts I and II respectively of Schedule 1.

4.  The provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989(4) shall have effect subject to the amendments set out in Schedule 2.

David Waddington

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

8th November 1990

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