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Item 4 - Resilience and Emergency Preparedness Review (E17/17)

Summary:    

This report outlines proposals for strengthening London’s emergency planning arrangements, following a review commissioned by the London Resilience Local Authorities Panel. 
The report also takes preliminary account of the issues raised in Lord Harris’ review of London’s preparedness for a major terrorist attack.
John Barradell , Chair of the London Resilience Local Authoritie Panel and Chief Executive of the City of London, has been invited to attend the meeting. 

Recommendations:    

The Executive is asked to:
1.    Take stock of the review into emergency planning arrangements that was commissioned by the London Resilience Local Authority Panel.
2.    Note the issues highlighted by Lord Harris in his report to the Mayor, in relation to local authority preparedness, and the provisional response by the Local Authority Panel.
3.    Approve the approach recommended by the Local Authority Panel for strengthening resilience and emergency preparedness across London’s local authorities.  
4.    Agree to bring a report to Leaders Committee in February to enable all Leaders to consider the issues raised by the reviews alongside the proposed improvement measures.