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Electronic Warfare

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on the critical infrastructure of his Department of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused (a) deliberately and (b) through solar activity. (321754)

The Department assesses a wide range of deliberate or accidental risks to its business critical services, as part of its business continuity arrangements. The Department's business continuity plans and response structure allow it to protect staff and continue critical business activities in the event of a major incident or business disruption.