§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the provisions for civil defence in Swindon; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
Responsibility for civil defence planning rests with county councils which are assisted by district councils. We are satisfied that Wiltshire county council, and the district councils within the county, are making good progress towards meeting their statutory obligations.