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Civil Defence

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with current levels of civil defence, with particular reference to emergency planning.

I am in the process of reviewing the present home defence arrangements.

Department of Health and Social Security1·00·90·80·90·7
cottish Home and Health Department1·01·10·90·91·0
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food12·213·48·63·43·3
Department of the Environment0·10·10·1
Property Services Agency0·20·91·40·60·4
Department of Transport0·40·50·30·10·2
Department of Industry0·1
Home Office12·310·310·08·88·8
The figure are £1 million at 1979 survey prices. Actual figure cannot be produced in the time available.The main items on which the money has been spent are the United Kingdom warning and monitoring organisation, war emergency communications and associated accommodation, strategic reserves of food and medical supplies, and grants to local authorities and the police for home defence planning and training.