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Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the likely effects on the operational response to a public health incident of the transfer of the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response from Porton Down to Terlings Park during the transfer period. (316907)

The business case for redevelopment or relocation of the Health Protection Agency's (HPA's) facilities at Porton Down will be considered by the Department when it is received. Any impact on the HPA's ability to respond to an emergency at any time during the proposed project will be part of the consideration.