HC Deb 05 February 1987 vol 109 c1132
8. Mr. Stevens

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department's planning assumptions for civil protection allow for enemy use of chemical weapons against United Kingdom military bases and other targets.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Yes, such use cannot entirely be ruled out.

Mr. Stevens

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that reply. In view of the acceptance of the fact that targets may be attacked by a chemical weapon, has he any plans to arrange for the issue of advice to the public?

Mr. Hogg

I endeavour to be as helpful to my hon. Friend and to the House as possible. We are reviewing these matters to see what additional precautions are required.

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