HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc132-3W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further consideration is being given by the Government to assessing the possibility of using civilian volunteers to replace strikers in industry and services; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

Contingency plans for the maintenance of essential supplies and services in an emergency are kept under regular review, but it is not the Government's practice to disclose details of them.