12. Effect of Act and rules, etc., inconsistent with other enactments.
(1) The provisions of this Act or any rules thereunder or any order made under this Act or any such rule shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment other than this Act or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any enactment other than this Act.
(2) Every appointment, order or rule made in relation to civil defence before the commencement of this Act by or under any law relating to civil defence shall, in so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue to be in force until it is rescinded or altered under this Act, and be deemed to have been made under the corresponding provisions of this Act.
"Commencement of this Act", in relation to any provision or area, means the commencement of that provision or, as the case may be, the commencement of this Act in that area.