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Contingency Planning

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the Nottinghamshire police service have received specialist training at the Police National CBRN training centre to improve their potential response to a nuclear, biological or chemical terrorist attack. [116480]

[holding answer 3 June 2003]: The total number of CBRN trained officers to date is approximately 3,700 with 2,434 of these having been trained by the PNCBRNC since August 2002. This is in line with the Association of Chief Police Officers desired level of training to ensure that police forces nationally have the necessary resilience to deal with a CBRN incident.It would not be appropriate, on security grounds, to give more specific information regarding the CBRN response capability in each police force.