144. Power to direct responders to act in matters of urgency.

Where there is an urgent need for a general category 1 responder1 to perform a function2 for the purpose of preventing the occurrence of, reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of, or taking other action in connection with, an emergency3, but there is insufficient time for the requisite order to be made4, a Minister of the Crown may by written5 direction make provision of a kind that could be made by such an order