The Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-03-19

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Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 959

The Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1997

19th March 1997

Laid before Parliament
19th March 1997

Coming into force
14th April 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 18(1) of the Fire Services Act 1947(1), and after consultation with the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 14th April 1997.

2.  In these Regulations “the 1978 Regulations” means the Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) Regulations 1978(2).

3.  In regulation 4 of the 1978 Regulations, in paragraph (1)—(c), the letters ‘(c)’and‘(e)’shall be omitted.

4.  Regulation 5 of the 1978 Regulations shall be amended as follows:

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (b) the words “and shall not have attained” to the end of that paragraph; and

(ii)sub-paragraphs (c) and (e), shall be omitted;

(b)in paragraph (2) in sub-paragraph (b) the letters ‘(c)’and‘(e)’shall be omitted, and

(c)in paragraph (3)—

(i)for sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

“(a)Paragraph (1) (a), (b), (d) and (ee) shall apply also in relation to the qualifications for appointment of a person as a retained member of a brigade”, and

(ii)sub-paragraph (b) shall be omitted.

Minister of State
Home Office
19th March 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) Regulations 1978 by removing from the requirements which must be satisfied before a person can be promoted to, or appointed in, the rank of firefighter, the requirements as to maximum age, minimum and maximum height measurements and eyesight. The Regulations also make a number of consequential amendments to the 1978 Regulations.

1947 c. 41; as amended by the Fire Services Act 1959.

S.I. 1978/436; the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1988/2235; 1991/369.