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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

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County of Merseyside Act 1980

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14.—(1) The County of Merseyside Act 1980(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6), after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 51(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(4) Omit section 54 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 57 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(5) In section 69 (registration of entertainment clubs)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (c) omit the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,”; and

(ii)omit paragraph (d);

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The district council may not refuse to register or renew the registration of premises under subsection (3) above on grounds that relate to precautions against fire..

(c)in subsection (4)(b) omit the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”; and

(d)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) No condition may be imposed under subsection (4) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

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