§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the proposed organisation for the purposes of civil defence planning to apply to the water industry, following privatisation.
§ Mr. Moynihan
The provisions of the Civil Defence Act 1948 will apply to the privatised water utilities and the Government will continue to pay grant-aid for civil defence functions. Arrangements for civil defence planning will be based upon present arrangements which are designed to secure co-ordinated effort across each civil defence region.