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The National Security Council is the main forum for collective discussion of the Government’s objectives for national security and about how best to deliver them in the current financial climate.

Civil contingencies

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The Government's aim is to reduce the risk from emergencies so people can go about their business freely and confidently


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The Cabinet Office advises on the Government’s response to cross-cutting strategic issues relating to intelligence.

Foreign and Defence Policy

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Supports the National Security Council, advises officials and coordinates Government policy on foreign and defence issues

Who's who

Operations Room of HMS Ark Royal; Defence Images copyright

A detailed overview of the membership of the National Security Council

Cyber Security

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Cyber Security is one of the Government's top four national security priorities.


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Latest resources on national security

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