§ 47. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the reduction in expenditure on Civil Defence in the Estimates is brought about by a reassessment by Her Majesty's Government of the role of the Civil Defence services in the event of nuclear war.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I would refer my hon. Friend to my statements of 2nd February and 14th December, 1966 in which I outlined the implications of the Government's decision to restrict Civil Defence preparations to those which would be likely to make a significant contribution to national survival.—[Vol. 723, c. 1089–96; Vol. 738 c. 458–63.]