§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reviews of the preparedness for terrorist attack against(a) chemical industry plants and (b) nuclear industry facilities have been conducted by the civil contingencies unit following the terrorist activities in the United States on 11 September 2001. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry keeps security and safety precautions at nuclear sites under regular review. The United Kingdom's civil nuclear sites apply stringent security measures regulated by the security regulator, the Office for Civil Nuclear Security. She is also working closely with industry representatives and others to analyse the vulnerabilities of the chemical industries to terrorist attack and to identify and implement measures to maximise their resilience.
Force Chief Constable Appointment date Term Avon and Somerset S. C. Pilkington Esq QPM February 1998 3 years 11 months Bedfordshire Police Paul Hancock Esq April 2001 9 months Cambridgeshire D. G. Gunn Esq CBE QPM September 1993 8 years 4 months Cheshire Police N. Burgess Esq QPM October 1997 4 years 3 months City of London Police Perry Nove QPM April 1998 3 years 9 months Cleveland Police B. D. Shaw Esq QPM August 1995 6 years 5 months Cumbria Michael Baxter December 2001 1 month Derbyshire D. Coleman Esq July 2000 1 year 6 months Devon and Cornwall Sir John Evans QPM September 1988 13 years 4 months Dorset Police Mrs. Jane Stichbury QPM December 1998 3 years 1 month Durham G. E. Hedges QPM August 1997 4 years 5 months Essex Police D. F. Stevens Esq QPM March 1998 3 years 10 months Gloucestershire Timothy Brain Esq March 2001 10 months Gtr Manchester Police D. Wilmot Esq QPM April 1991 10 years 9 months Hampshire P. R. Kernaghan Esq QPM May 1999 2 years 8 months Hertfordshire Paul Acres Esq QPM February 2000 1 year 11 months Humberside Police D. Westwood Esq QPM November 1998 3 years 2 months Kent Sir David Phillips QPM November 1992 9 years 2 months Lancashire Mrs. P Clare QPM May 1995 6 years 8 months Leicestershire D. J. Wyrko Esq QPM April 1997 4 years 9 months Lincolnshire Police R. J. N. Childs Esq QPM March 1998 3 years 10 months Merseyside Police N. Bettison Esq QPM November 1998 3 years 2 months Metropolitan Police Sir John Stevens QPM February 2000 1 year 11 months Norfolk K. R. Williams Esq QPM May 1993 8 years 8 months Northamptonshire Police Mr. Chris Fox QPM July 1996 5 years 6 months Northumbria Police J. C. Strachan Esq QPM October 1997 4 years 3 months North Yorkshire Police D. R. Kenworthy Esq QPM October 1997 4 years 3 months Nottinghamshire Police Stephen M. Green Esq, QPM February 2000 1 year 11 months South Yorkshire Police M. I. I. Hedges Esq QPM February 1998 3 years 11 months Staffordshire Police J. W. Giffard Esq QPM October 1995 6 years 3 months Suffolk P. J. Scott-Lee Esq QPM April 1998 3 years 9 months Surrey Police Denis O'Connor CBE, QPM February 2000 1 year 11 months Sussex Police Ken Jones January 2002 under 1 month Thames Valley Police Peter Neyroud January 2002 under 1 month Warwickshire Police John Burbeck QPM August 2000 1 year 5 months West Mercia P. Hampson Esq QPM April 1999 2 years 9 months West Midlands Police Sir Edward Crew QPM May 1996 5 years 8 months West Yorkshire Police Graham Moore Esq QPM November 1997 4 years 2 months Wiltshire Miss E Neville QPM October 1996 5 years 3 months
In addition, I chair the civil contingencies committee which, through its sub-committees, has co-ordinated reviews by the appropriate lead Government Departments and devolved Administrations into the contingency and other arrangements to protect the United Kingdom against the effects of a terrorist attack, particularly in the light of the terrorist attacks of 11 September.