Enhanced Emergency Response Powers BillA bill to decisively react in the event of a crisis.
|Author(s)||John Bell OBE MP|
|First reading||2021 October 1|
Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
Section 1: Definitions
"Detainment" refers to being held in a secure facility.
"State of emergency" refers to a response to any event that has the potential to lead to significant loss of life or property if not responded to.
Section 2: Action
If a state of emergency is declared, the Prime Minister may order the detainment of suspicious persons for up to 24 hours.
Section 3: Short title, commencement and extent
- This Act may be cited as the Enhanced Emergency Response Powers Act 2021.
- This Act comes into force on the passing of this Act.
- This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its Overseas Territories.