HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc968-9W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he has made to the structure of policing to improve responsiveness in the event of a serious terrorist incident; and if he will make a statement. [121966]

Ms Blears

In consultation with the police service and other agencies local, regional and national structures have, and are being, developed and strengthened in the light of the developing terrorist threat. A particularly important example of our strengthening these arrangements is the regional and national co-ordination of Special Branch work.

Each police force in England and Wales has at least one Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA), to advise in such matters.

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