The Science and Technology Committee examine Science in emergencies: chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents
Tuesday 13 September 2016, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
- Gary Butler, Assurance Director, Atomic Weapons Establishment
- Simon Earwicker, Division Head, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Sciences Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
- Dr Cerys Rees, Fellow, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Science Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
- Dr Nick Gent, Deputy Head, Emergency Response Department, Public Health England
- Ben Wallace MP, Minister for Security, Home Office
- Paul McCloghrie, Deputy Director, National Risks and Infrastructure, Civil Contingencies Secretariat
Purpose of the session
Witnesses on the first panel represent the three initial sources of science advice in a CBRN incident—the constituent parts of Home Office ‘ECOSA’ mechanism (Emergency Coordination of Scientific Advice).
The second panel includes the Minister for Security (Ben Wallace MP) and the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, which is responsible for emergency planning.