143. Power to require responders to act.

(iii)     Intervention Powers of Ministers

143.     Power to require responders to act.

A Minister of the Crown, the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers may by order1 require a category 1 responder to perform a function for the purpose of preventing the occurrence of an emergency2, reducing, controlling or mitigating the effects of an emergency3, or taking other action in connection with an emergency4. If the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers make such an order, a Minister of the Crown may make an order permitting or requiring a general category 1 or