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THE FUTURE OF PORTLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE HELICOPTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1560: tabled on 03 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House endorses the vision of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 'to be a world-class organisation committed to preventing loss of life'; is concerned that the Agency is considering relocating the Portland Search and Rescue helicopter to Lee-on-Solent because of the clear risk to life that would result; notes that this part of England's coast has now been given world heritage status by UNESCO and is increasingly attractive to walkers, climbers, divers, sailors and those engaged in other watersports; further notes that this increases the need for a locally based helicopter rescue service; and calls on the Maritime Coastguard Agency to continue to operate a search and rescue helicopter from Portland.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.