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GCHQ: Electricity

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the alternative arrangements for electricity are at (a) GCHQ and (b) AWE Aldermaston in the event of a catastrophic failure of the National Grid; and if he will make a statement. (154407)

Robust arrangements are in place at AWE to ensure the continued safety and security of operations in the event of the failure of electrical supplies. These include multiple-point connection to the national grid and the capability for on-site electricity generation.

Information on arrangements at GCHQ is a matter for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.