§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the planning of Exercise Hard Rock; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I am not satisfied with the state of local planning for Exercise Hard Rock and I have decided that it should be postponed. I am considering urgently with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland the need to amend the planning regulations made under the Civil Defence Act 1948.