HC Deb 14 April 1986 vol 95 c237W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will detail and make available the recent plans his Department has drawn up concerning the formation of civil defence groups in the event of a nuclear war.

Mr. Giles Shaw

It is the responsibility of local authorities to make plans for the protection of the population in their area in the event of war. The Government's advice to them is set out in "Emergency Planning Guidance to Local Authorities", a copy of which is in the Library.