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Civil Protection Planning

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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39.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he proposes to issue a statement on the current state of civil protection planning following the conclusion of the initial phase of the planned programme for implementation; and if he will make a statement.

We shall prepare a further report on the implementation of the 1983 regulations in the light of the information which we have asked local authorities to supply by 1 October.

40.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied, on the basis of the plans so far submitted under the planned programme for implementation, with the performance of local authorities in recruiting and training civil defence volunteers; and if he will make a statement.

Much more undoubtedly needs to be done by most local authorities in accepting and training civil defence volunteers. The planned programme for implementation suggests that initial priority should be given to the completion of detailed operational plans. But as the programme develops we shall be giving increasing attention to the role of volunteers.

41.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if all the local authorities required to do so under the planned programme for implementation have submitted their plans compiled under the Civil Defence Regulations 1983; and if he will make a statement.

The PPI is a rolling three-year programme setting a series of monitoring targets for all the requirements of the 1983 regulations. The first target date in respect of plans is 1 October this year. All the initial PPI meetings with individual county authorities have been completed satisfactorily.