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Hazard Management and Emergency Planning by John Handmer, Dennis Parker

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SECTION II

Emergency planning and management in Britain

CHAPTER 2

The role of the Home Office

JOHN HANDMER and DENNIE PARKER

 

This summary of the current emergency-related activities of the Home Office is based primarily on the Review of arrangements for dealing with civil emergencies in the UK released by the Home Office, June 1989 (Home Office 1989a). We do not provide a critical assessment of the Home Office Review, but mention some issues that appear to remain unresolved. Rather than reference it specifically on each occasion, the Review is quoted extensively in italics.

The Home Office is the principal central government focus of emergency planning and management activities in England. Within the Home Office there is an Emergency Planning ...

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