HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c366W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made to deal with the disposal of corpses contaminated by a(a) chemical, (b) biological, (c) radioactive and (d) nuclear attack. [82161]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 21 November 2002]: Contingency plans for managing the consequences of attacks using chemical, biological and radiological material are in place and are regularly reviewed. These plans include arrangements for the efficient and sensitive handling of contaminated corpses, although the precise response would largely depend on the circumstances and scale of the incident. The Government do not reveal details of contingency arrangements relating to potential terrorist attacks for security reason.