HC Deb 04 June 1964 vol 695 cc1227-8
7. Sir J. Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will designate the services, civil defence, housing and local government, health services, transport services and other government or local government services, which are contained in the geographical areas for which regional commissioners are appointed in peace time; and to what extent these regions are self-contained.

Mr. Brooke

In a national emergency regional commissioners would be appointed to take control, as necessary, of all services of central and local government and other bodies in their regions. Civil Defence plans are made on the assumption that, after a nuclear attack, the civil defence regions would have to be as self-contained as possible.