HC Deb 22 June 1967 vol 748 c314W
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.]