Orders of the Day — Civil Defence (Grant) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:21 pm on 28th November 2001.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Opposition Whip (Commons) 6:21 pm, 28th November 2001

Surely the distinction drawn by the Minister between pre-disaster planning and post-disaster responses is false. Is it not a fact that the planning that we have to undertake is naturally on a much larger scale since 11 September and therefore requires much greater resources?