HC Deb 29 March 1990 vol 170 c255W
Mr. McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which local government unions and professional bodies are being consulted about the provision of nuclear, biological and chemical defence clothing and equipment to local authority staff with a civil defence role.

Mr. John Patten

I have been asked to reply.

No formal consultations are being held with these bodies in regard to protective clothing for civil defence purposes. A current working party, including representation from the Society of County Emergency Planning Officers, is concerned with the possible use of radiation survey equipment in wartime.