Date lodged: 15 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government who is responsible for monitoring compliance in Scotland with the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 8 August 2016
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a number of duties on Responders identified in the legislation. It is the responsibility of the individual responder agencies to ensure compliance with the legal duties placed upon them by the Act. Structures which support responders in Scotland to carry out those duties - the North, East and West Regional Resilience Partnerships - are set out in the associated Civil Contingencies Act (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013. The Regional Resilience Partnerships bring together senior representatives of all the statutory responders to ensure effective multi agency collaboration, provide strategic direction and agree priorities, in order to make Scotland more resilient.