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Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 596W, on influenza, to which organisations providing essential services the National Capabilities Survey is sent; and if he will make a statement. (199239)

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The 2008 National Capabilities Survey was sent to the full range of over 1,200 Category 1 and 2 responders in England and Wales, as defined by the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. Among these, the private-sector organisations providing essential services are to be found among the category 2 responders. The UK Resilience website provides a list of the kinds of organisations that fall into each of these categories:

Copies of the lists have been placed in the Library for the reference of Members.