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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) (Custodial Premises) Subordinate Provisions Order 2018

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) (Custodial Premises) Subordinate Provisions Order 2018 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

(2) This Order extends to England and Wales only.

Modification of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

2.—(1) The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (“Fire Safety Order”) is modified as follows.

(2) In article 25 (enforcing authorities) after paragraph (1)(e)(ii) insert—

(iii)a prison within the meaning of the Prison Act 1952(1);

(iv)custodial premises provided under section 43 of the Prison Act 1952 (places for the detention of young offenders etc.)(2);

(v)premises which are for the time being approved under section 13(1) of the Offender Management Act 2007 (approved premises)(3);

(vi)accommodation provided by a court and used for the detention of persons who have been sentenced to imprisonment or detention or remanded in custody;

(vii)a removal centre, pre-departure accommodation or short-term holding facility within the meaning of section 147 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (interpretation of Part VIII)(4);

(viii)a customs office designated under section 35(1) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984(5) as applied and modified by articles 12 (application of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) and 22 (modification of section 35 of the Act (designated police stations)) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Application to immigration officers and designated customs officials in England and Wales) Order 2013(6);

(ix)an office of Revenue and Customs designated under section 35(1) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 as applied and modified by articles 3 (application) and 10 (modification of section 35 of the Act (designated police stations)) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Application to Revenue and Customs) Order 2015(7)..

Transitional Provision

3.—(1) After article 2(2) of this Order comes into force, anything done by, or in relation to, the former enforcing authority for the premises falling within any of the paragraphs inserted by article 2(2) of this Order, is to be treated as having been done by, or in relation to, the fire inspector or the person authorised by the Secretary of State under article 25(1)(e) of the Fire Safety Order.

(2) In this article “the former enforcing authority” is the fire and rescue authority for the area in which the premises are situated.

Ben Wallace

Minister of State

Home Office

29th March 2018

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