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Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations–

“the Act” means the Civil Defence Act 1948;

“the 1967 Act” means the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(1);

“civil defence” means such forms of civil defence as may from time to time be recognised by the Scottish Ministers under section 5 of the Act as appropriate to be undertaken by police forces and their members;

“civil defence functions” means functions conferred on police authorities by regulation 3 below;

“government department” includes the Scottish Administration;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(2);

“police authority” means–

(i)

a police authority for a local government area whose area is not included in a combined area by virtue of an amalgamation scheme made under section 19, 20 or 21B of the 1967 Act(3); or

(ii)

a joint police board within the meaning of the 1967 Act.

“regular constable” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3(2) of the 1967 Act(4);

“special constable” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3(2) of the 1967 Act; and

“year” means a financial year.

(3)

Section 19 was amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) (“the 1994 Act”), Schedule 13; section 20 was substituted by the 1994 Act, section 35; and section 21B was inserted by the 1994 Act, section 34.

(4)

Section 3 was substituted by the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29), section 47(1).