asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities are not meeting the requirements of the 1983 civil defence regulations; and in which respects.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Mr. Morrison) on 20 December, in which I said many local authorities had much more to do. As a first step local authorities have been asked to complete the plans required by the 1983 regulations by the end of the year, and the civil defence adviser is currently engaged on a programme of visits to county councils in England and Wales to assess and discuss their progress.