Making the UK safer: a five year review

08 December 2009

In 2004 the Royal Society published a major report, Making the UK safer: detecting and decontaminating chemical and biological agents, which provided recommendations for improving the UK’s capability to respond to a chemical or biological incident and minimise its impact.

Today we are publishing a statement, Making the UK safer: a five year review, which reviews UK Government progress against some of our major recommendations. Five years on the UK is better prepared to detect and respond to the malicious use of chemical and biological agents against the civilian population.  However, the statement highlights several outstanding issues requiring further attention.

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