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55.—(1) In London, it shall be the function of London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to –
(a)take the lead responsibility for ensuring that a community risk register is maintained in each local resilience area in London;
(b)on behalf of all relevant Category 1 responders which have functions which are exercisable in London, take the lead responsibility for performing the duty under section 2(1)(d) (duty to maintain emergency plans) in relation to pan-London emergencies;
(c)at the request of a relevant Category 1 responder which has functions which are exercisable in London, assist that responder in –
(i)carrying out exercises for the purpose of ensuring that a plan maintained by that relevant Category 1 responder by virtue of section 2(1)(c) or (d) in relation to a pan-London emergency is effective;
(ii)the provision of training of staff of that Category 1 responder or other persons for the purposes of ensuring that a plan maintained by that relevant Category 1 responder by virtue of section 2(1)(c) or (d) is effective.
(2) In this regulation –
(a)“pan-London emergency” means an emergency which threatens serious damage to –
(i)human welfare in London; or
(ii)the environment of London;
(b)“relevant Category 1 responder” means any Category 1 responder which is specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 (local authorities).
(3) Subsections (2) and (3) of section 1 apply for the purposes of paragraph (2).
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