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Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 Post-Legislative Scrutiny

Volume 541: debated on Monday 5 March 2012

I am today laying before the House the Government’s memorandum to the Justice Committee on post-legislative scrutiny of the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006.

The Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 introduced offences of obstructing or hindering an emergency worker responding to emergency circumstances, and obstructing or hindering a person assisting such a worker. Those emergency workers covered by the Act include fire and rescue workers, ambulance personnel and those transporting organs, coastguards and lifeboatmen.

These reforms have been implemented, in line with the stated objectives of the Act, as detailed in the memorandum.