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Threats Contingencies and Operations Support Division

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the remit is of the Threats, Contingencies and Operations Support Division within his Department; and if he will make a statement. (227796)

[holding answer 17 October 2008]: The remit of the Threats, Contingencies and Operations Support Division of the Transport Security and Contingencies Directorate (TRANSEC) in the Department covers a range of cross cutting policy and strategy issues. These include

liaison with the United Kingdom counter terrorism intelligence community;

civil contingencies and exercises;

co-ordination of Olympic transport security policy;

research, analysis and development;

personnel security in relation to transport; and

co-ordination of the Department’s contribution to the CONTEST national counter terrorism strategy.

Its work has been described in successive TRANSEC annual reports published oh the Department for Transport website.