HC Deb 20 November 1986 vol 105 c676
2. Mr. Gerald Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what improvements he has introduced for co-ordinating arrangements for all civil defence planning in Government Departments.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Planning is now co-ordinated within the framework of a national integrated plan for improving civil defence preparedness.

Mr. Bowden

I am encouraged by my hon. Friend's reply. When will the Civil Service committee report on coordination between Government Departments be published?

Mr. Hogg

We are expecting an interim report to be received by Ministers in the fairly near future, but we have no plans to publish it at the moment.