§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation exercises his Department has carried out as to the future structure of local or other statutory authorities having competence in the field of civil defence or emergency planning.
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
Guidance on the requirement for civil defence planning was given to the Local Government Commission. In addition, we have recently consulted local authorities on possible arrangements for the delivery of emergency planning after local government reorganisation.