26/12/2012 09:43 GMT

Zombie Apocalypse Would Be Dealt With By The Cabinet Office, Not MoD

In the dead of the night, when the zombies come, you're only going to want to know one thing - who's in charge?

And luckily, thanks to one member of the public, we know that in the event of a global zombie outrage the Cabinet Office would be the government's first line of defence.

A freedom of information request, spotted by the Daily Telegraph, has revealed the Ministry of Defence would not be involved in the plans to combat any invasion by brain eating zombies.


The Cabinet Office would deal with the response to flesh eating zombies

Instead the Cabinet Office would coordinate emergency planning for the zombie apocalypse to "return England to its pre-attack glory."

According to the MoD:"In the event of an apocalyptic incident (eg zombies), any plans to rebuild and return England to its pre-attack glory would be led by the Cabinet Office, and thus any pre-planning activity would also taken place there.

"The Ministry of Defence's role in any such event would be to provide military support to the civil authorities, not take the lead. Consequently, the Ministry of Defence holds no information on this matter."

The admission is not the first time an intrepid member of the public has questioned if public authorities are ready for a zombie attack.

In June 2011, Leicester City Council admitted they were not ready for a zombie invasion, while Lincolnshire Country Council claimed zombie attack requests were costing them up to £500,000 per year.