HC Deb 25 November 1988 vol 142 c38W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role local authorities will be expected to perform in the event of nuclear war.

Mr. Hurd

The functions of local authorities in a war emergency are prescribed by regulations made under section 2 of the Civil Defence Act 1948, in particular the Civil Defence (General Local Authority Functions) Regulations 1983 (S.I. 1983/1634). Guidance on the discharge of these functions is contained in the publication "Emergency Planning Guidance to Local Authorities", a copy of which is in the Library.