§ Mr. Wiggin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to protect the general public from biological and chemical threats, with particular reference to smallpox. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statements I made on 3 March 2003,Official Report, column 72WS and 20 March 2003, Official Report, column 51WS.
Up-to-date information on the threat and preparedness is also published on the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/terrorism.