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Civil Contingencies Emergency College

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she last visited the Civil Contingencies Emergency College at Hawkshill, near Easingwold; and if she will make a statement. (321865)

I have not yet visited the Emergency Planning College. The college is currently engaged in a major project within the Government's Operational Efficiency Programme to develop a commercial partnership with Serco in order to allow it to deliver maximum benefit to the resilience of the UK while achieving greater efficiency. In view of the exceptional demands on the college's management team during the transition stage, I do not think the time is right for a ministerial visit at this particular stage.