§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what emergency planning initiatives his Department is engaged in; and with whom.556W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We are concerned with emergency planning which involves the National Health Service, the personal social services and the social security organisation, including plans for emergencies arising from industrial strife, natural disasters, major accidents and the provision of a health service in wartime. Plans are made consulting, as appropriate, other Government Departments, health and local authorities, the Post Office and voluntary organisations.