Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1939


Powers and Duties of Essential Undertakers.

Duty of essential undertakers to prepare schemes.

37.—(1) It shall be the duty of any essential undertaker, when required by the Minister so to do, to prepare and submit, within such time as the Minister may direct, to the Minister as regards the undertaking a scheme (in this Act referred to as an air-raid precautions (essential undertaker's) scheme) in respect of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a) the continued functioning of the undertaking in the event of attack from the air;

(b) the designation of the persons by whom the arrangements contained in the scheme are to be carried out.

(2) Air-raid precautions (essential undertaker's) schemes shall in particular contain provisions in respect of such matters as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Part of this Act, but the Minister may, as regards any particular essential undertaker exempt such essential undertaker from the duty to include in such scheme any matter so prescribed, and thereupon such essential undertaker shall not be required to include provisions in respect of that matter.

(3) In making regulations in relation to any matter referred to in sub-section (2) of this section as prescribed, the Minister may make different regulations in respect of different classes of essential undertakers.