§ Mr. Sackville
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take to encourage local authorities to take part in the warning and monitoring exercise Intex 85.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Intex 85 exercise was held on 16–17 March. The United Kingdom warning and monitoring organisation informed county level authorities of the exercise and invited them to take part; 29 in England and Wales and four in Scotland did so. We are considering what more can be done to encourage local authorities in the future. We are ready to help in any way we can.