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Terrorism: West Midlands

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what counter-terrorist exercises took place in the West Midlands region in each of the last three years. (140550)

In July 2004 there was a live play counter terrorism exercise (Exercise Horizon), which was led by the Government office for the West Midlands and West Midlands police in partnership with regional and national stake holders, including the Home Office.

This was followed by Exercises Horizon two and three in January and March 2005 respectively, which were in tabletop format to consider further response issues with local authorities and senior executives.

Tabletop exercises were also held with Staffordshire police in November 2004, the West Midlands police in February 2006 and with West Mercia constabulary in June 2006.