Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

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Fire (Scotland) Act
Territorial extent Scotland
Laid before Parliament 23 February 2005
Royal assent 1 April 2005
Other legislation
Replaces 25 other Acts of the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Scotland
Text of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005[1] is an Act of the Scottish Parliament made to "make provision about fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards; to restate and amend the law in relation to fire services; to make provision in relation to the functions of such authorities and boards in connection with certain events and situations other than fires; to make provision for implementing in part Council Directives 89/391/EEC, 89/654/EEC, 91/383/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and 99/92/EC; to make other provision in relation to fire safety in certain premises; and for connected purposes. "

The Bill for this Act was passed on 23 February 2005 and received Royal Assent on 1 April 2005

Repeals, etc.[edit]

Schedule 3 amended 25 other Acts of the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Scotland.
Schedule 4 amended 12 other Acts, most significantly the Fire Services Act 1947 and the Fire Services Act 1959 but did not repeal any Act entirely.


  1. ^ Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, text (as passed).

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