§ 40. Sir Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what civil defence research and development subjects have been considered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation civil defence committee.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Thorne), on 13 November 1984 at column201. The committee does not initiate or sponsor research and development which is a matter for member nations, but in its work takes into account as appropriate the latest information available.