§ Mr. Waddington
I have received Mr Brook's advice and will be considering it in conjunction with the review I have initiated of the options for the future of civil defence arrangements in the light of developments in east-west relations. This will enable me to consider whether a more coherent approach to emergency planning for the protection of the public in both peace and war can be achieved. I shall—together with my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, who has also received Mr Brook's report—announce proposals in due course.