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Privatisation Of Search And Rescue Services

EDM number 2004 in 2005-06, proposed by Angus Robertson on 20/04/2006.

That this House notes with concern plans by the Government privately to outsource search and rescue services; further notes that such a move would see RAF, Royal Navy and Coastguard helicopters replaced by civilian aircraft and crews; believes that replacing a public professional service with private companies would not meet the high standards of the military emergency teams that have saved thousands of lives over the decades; agrees with Tim Walker, Director of the Glenmore Lodge National Mountain Training Centre, that military crews would lose `essential training' if no longer involved in civilian rescues; and calls upon the Government to abandon these plans and preserve the well-established and highly professional service currently enjoyed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Angus Robertson20/04/2006MorayScottish National PartyProposed
Alex Salmond20/04/2006Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil20/04/2006Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Lynne Jones25/04/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Andrew George25/04/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Rudi Vis26/04/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Ken Purchase26/04/2006Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
John Leech26/04/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson27/04/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/04/2006TamworthLabourSigned
David Anderson27/04/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/05/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/05/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean04/05/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Nick Harvey08/05/2006North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams08/05/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Pete Wishart09/05/2006Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds10/05/2006Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Bill Etherington11/05/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams11/05/2006CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Katy Clark15/05/2006North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson22/05/2006North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid25/05/2006Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn20/06/2006JarrowLabourSigned

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