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Provision Of Search And Rescue Helicopter Services

EDM number 1227 in 2009-10, proposed by Nick Harvey on 30/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Emergencies and disaster management.

That this House notes with concern the Government's intention to commit approximately £6 billion to a PFI contract to provide Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter services from 2012; believes that this is a misguided priority at a time when frontline troops urgently need more helicopter capacity; further notes that new helicopters may have faster speeds and greater ranges but believes that they cannot have mastered the art of being in two places at once, and is therefore concerned about the reduction in total helicopter numbers; is alarmed that in consequence some SAR stations will only operate 12 hour cover instead of 24 hour cover, so endangering public safety; and urges the Government to abandon their project, think again, find a more economical alternative, and sustain 24 hour cover at all SAR stations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Nick Harvey30/03/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratProposed
Ian Liddell-Grainger30/03/2010BridgwaterConservativeSeconded
Angus Robertson30/03/2010MorayScottish National PartySeconded
Dan Rogerson30/03/2010North CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jennifer Willott30/03/2010Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Davies30/03/2010MonmouthConservativeSeconded
Mark Williams30/03/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Browne30/03/2010TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Danny Alexander30/03/2010Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 30/03/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore30/03/2010Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson06/04/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Andrew Pelling06/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Robert Smith07/04/2010West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson07/04/2010Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Drew07/04/2010StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/04/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton07/04/2010CongletonConservativeSigned
John Leech07/04/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter07/04/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned

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