Chemical and Biological Warfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 28 June 2023.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to create resiliency plans for a (a) chemical, (b) biological, (c) radiological and (d) nuclear (i) attack and (ii) accident.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra takes the challenge of recovery from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks and major incidents very seriously. Defra maintains and creates a range of plans to manage the recovery from CBRN attacks and incidents and exercises these as required. Defra is also developing a range of capabilities to implement these plans if they are needed and is improving the UK’s ability to recover from these attacks and incidents.

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