HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c181W
21. Mr. Neil Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what public and private organisations he recommends should be included in civil defence planning.

Mr. Mayhew

Most organisations could contribute to civil defence planning. Central and local government and their agencies have statutory obligations, but we also attach importance to the work of volunteer groups including the voluntary aid organisations. There is already some participation by industy in present plans, and this is an area where we hope to see greater future involvement.