HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc66-7W
64. Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of paragraph 41 of the Defence White Paper, what progress has been made in improving protection of public water supplies, increasing the supply of equipment to the Civil Defence Services and developing the warning and monitoring system in conjunction with B.M.E.W.S.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Orders have been placed for pumps and generators to augment the reserve equipment held for maintaining public water supplies. A wide range of additional equipment for the civil defence services has also been ordered, and much of it will become available during this financial year. Contracts have been placed for the equipment necessary to ensure the immediate transmission of warning messages, and installation of this equipment will start this year.

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