§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the post, rank and responsibilities of the official who represents the United Kingdom on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation civil defence committee; how often this committee meets; and where it meets.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The United Kingdom is represented by the head of F6 Division (Emergency Planning). This is a grade 5 post. The NATO civil defence committee meets once a year alternately in Brussels or one of the member nations. There are several working groups which meet more frequently, usually in Brussels.