The Kent Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1997

1997 No. 2701


Made: 8th November 1997
Coming into force: 9th November 1997


Whereas it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient in the interests of efficiency that a combination scheme should be made for the areas of the fire authorities referred to in paragraph 3 of the scheme set out in the Schedule hereto (“the scheme”), and a scheme has not been submitted to him by those authorities;

And whereas notice of the general nature of the scheme has been given in accordance with section 6(2) of the Fire Services Act 1947(1947 c.41. Sections 6 and 10 of the Act were amended respectively be paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 3 to the Local Government Act 1992 (c.19). For the purposes of making the scheme set out in the Schedule to this Order, sections 5(2) and 10 of the 1947 Act have effect as indicated in article 6 of the Kent (Borough of Gillingham and City of Rochester upon Medway) (Structural Change) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1876).) (“the 1947 Act”);

And whereas the Secretary of State has been notified by the fire authorities concerned of their assent to the scheme;

And whereas a draft of the Order containing the draft scheme has been laid before Parliament for a period of forty days pursuant to section 6 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946(1946 c.36), and that period has expired without either House resolving that the Order be not made;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 6, 8 and 10 of the 1947 Act, and section 7(2) of the Fire Services Act 1959(1959 c.44), the Secretary of State hereby makes the following Order:



1. This Order may be cited as the Kent Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1997 and shall come into force on the day after the day on which it is made.


Combination Scheme 

2. The combination scheme set out in the Schedule to this Order, which shall be known as the Kent Fire Services Combination Scheme, shall have effect.


Home Office  

8th November 1997


George Howarth

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State