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Electronic Warfare

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the estimated cost of incorporating a surge protection device in a typical electricity generating station; and what assessment he has made of the likely effectiveness of such a device. (289835)

Assessments on the threats faced by electricity generation and distribution in the UK, and advice on proportionate protective measures, are provided by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in close consultation with the energy sector and the Department for Energy and Climate Change, rather than the Ministry of Defence.