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Energy Supply: Security

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake in relation to the energy sector. (280351)

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) is the Government authority that provides protective security advice to owners and operators across the national infrastructure.

CPNI works closely with the national infrastructure organisations within the energy sector, in conjunction with the sector sponsor department, in order to identify vulnerabilities and help improve protection against national security threats. This includes delivery of an extensive programme of security enhancements at critical energy sites working with operators such as National Grid.

For reasons of national security it would not be appropriate to disclose details of work carried out on such programmes.