§ 4. Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what specialist personnel are available for accident response purposes when nuclear weapons are transported by road.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Our contingency plans for responding to accidents involving nuclear weapons in transit cater for the rapid availability of all relevant specialist personnel from the MOD nuclear accident response organisation. While it is not our normal practice to discuss the details of that organisation, I can confirm that those immediately to hand would include personnel for fire fighting, first aid and radiation monitoring, and the provision of appropriate advice to the police and civil emergency services.