Select Committee on Defence Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary Memoranda from the Ministry of Defence (26 February 2002)

  The Royal Navy is responsible for Key point defence in Portsmouth, due to the location of Portsmouth Naval Base in the city. The Ministry of Defence believe there to be a close and effective relationship between Portsmouth Naval Base and the city of Portsmouth in managing all aspects of port activities. The Queen's Harbour Master at Portsmouth is a military appointment but has both civil and military responsibilities.

The co-ordination of departmental responsibilities for countering terrorism is managed by the Cabinet Office. The result of the Cabinet Office consultation paper on emergency planning were placed in the House of commons Library on 7 February 2002 and made available to the public on 13 February 2002.

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