HC Deb 10 March 1980 vol 980 cc397-8W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department where the 2,693 survey meters and 10,408 dosimeters to be allocated to West Yorkshire county council in a war emergency are now stored; when they were last tested: and what measures are adopted to ensure sufficient training in their use.

Mr. Whitelaw

At the Home Office store in Topcliffe, North Yorkshire. Each instrument in store is tested annually. Nine survey meters and 18 dosimeters are issued to each county council for training.

Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Keighley of Tuesday 4 March, if he will state in the Official Report the other home defence purposes the former regional seats of government bunkers are now being used for.

Mr. Brittan

As part of the wartime control system.

Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Government have plans for establishing regional

Commission for England Appointed by
The Hon. Mr. Justice Walton (Deputy Chairman) The Lord Chancellor
Mr. J. H. R. Newey, Q.C. The Home Secretary
Mr. W. W. Ruff, C.B.E., D.L. The Secretary of State for the Environment.
Commission for Northern Ireland
The Hon. Mr. Justice Murray (Deputy Chairman) The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.
Mr. P. G. Duffy, F.C.A., F.C.I.S., F.M.C.A., A.N.B.I.M. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Mr. W. T. Ewing, M.A., L.L.B., J.P.

The appointment of Mr. Ruff will expire on 31st December 1982; the other appointments expire on 31st December 1984.

seats of government in any emergency; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

There are no plans for accommodating regional commissioners and their staffs in predetermined locations. Information about the machinery of regional government in war is contained in Home Office circular No. ES 7/1973, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.