§ Q44. Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the refusal of every county authority in Wales to participate in the nuclear civil defence Exercise Hard Rock, she will make it her policy not to request local authorities to participate in any future such exercise.
§ The Prime Minister
No. In fact three of the eight county councils in Wales took part in the planning for Exercise Hard Rock. It is sensible for all authorities responsible for emergency planning to have their plans exercised from time to time.