HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 c266W
Mr. Thurnham

asked the Prime Minister which Minister has responsibility for the provisions of civil defence telecommunications.

The Prime Minister

The Home Secretary has responsibility for a number of emergency communications arrangements which would support civil defence plans in time of war. As from 1 April 1986, he will also assume responsibility for other emergency communications services that are currently the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.