HC Deb 06 November 1987 vol 121 c910W
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.

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