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Civil Emergencies

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will identify the costs to his Department in 1989–90 to date allocated for 1990–91 of (a) maintaining the civil emergencies secretariat, (b) the employment of a civil emergency adviser and associated costs, (c) commissioned work by outside bodies relating to civil emergency planning and (d) other expenditure relating to civil emergency planning.

The costs are as follows:

1989–90 £1990–91 £
Civil Emergencies Adviser and Secretariat60,000107,000
Travel and subsistence for Adviser and Secretariat13,50016,500
Emergency Planning College Civil Emergencies Tutorial Group238,000159,000
1 Estimated outturn.
2 Includes travel and subsistence.
No costs have been incurred for work undertaken by outside bodies. Other expenditure relating to civil emergency planning is incurred by the police staff college and the fire service college and other Home Office departments, but figures could not be broken down without disproportionate cost.