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Police: Terrorism

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 265W, on the police: terrorism, how many police officers are planned to be equipped with specialist training skills in order to deal with a terrorist attack under the Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Resilience Programme. (143248)

As part of the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Resilience Programme the police currently intend to increase the number of officers specially trained in CBRN to approximately 12,000. This total is driven by operational requirements and as such is kept under review and may change.