§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Mr Douglas Alexander, has today published the Government's response to the report of the Joint Committee on the draft Civil Contingencies10WS Bill (incorporating the Government's response to the House of Commons Defence Committee on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill) (Cm 6078)
The Government are grateful for the contribution of the Joint Committee and the Defence Committee to the development of the thinking on the draft Bill as set out in their reports of 2 July and 28 November. We have considered in detail the recommendations put forward. Copies of the Government's response are available in the Libraries of both Houses and can also be viewed on the UK Resilience website (www.ukresilience.info).
The Minister for the Cabinet Office has also today published the Cabinet Office report on the Government's response to the public consultation on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill, which was carried out last summer from 19 June until 11 September. This is also available in the Libraries of both Houses and can be viewed at www.ukresilience.info.