§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what reports or representations he has received from water authorities pursuant to his request in May 1983 that they drew up civil defence plans by mid—1985; and if he will place copies of those reports or representations in the Library.
§ Mr. John Patten
Water authorities have reported their progress at April 1985 on drawing up civil defence plans. They expect to complete this task by the end of the year or within the following six months. I do not intend to place copies of these reports in the Library.