Terrorist Incidents In the case of terrorist incidents, the LGD will be the Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) supported by the National Security Council /Secretariat at the Cabinet Office, whilst the CCS coordinates consequence management with DECC and other Government departments.
The National Security Council (Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies) Committee The National Security Council (Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies) Committee-NSC (THRC)-is a Ministerial Committee which leads the cross-government response to any civil emergency, including energy. It will be convened by the head of the CCS if the crisis could develop into an exceptionally serious or widespread disaster, it will meet at periodic intervals in the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR) during the emergency. The Minister or Secretary of State for the Lead Government Department (LGD), depending on the scale of the emergency, normally chairs the NS (THRC). The National Security Council (Threats, Hazards, Resilience and Contingencies) Officials Committee NSC (THRC)(O) is the Whitehall senior officials meeting which normally precedes the NSC (THRC). Other Departments and agencies, including the Devolved Administrations, will be invited to attend as appropriate. In the event of a terrorist related emergency, the COBR meeting is called a Strategy Group.