§ 119. Brigadier Thorp
asked the Minister of Transport what reductions he proposes in the numbers employed in His Majesty's Coastguard Service; and what steps he is taking to prevent the reduction in the safety of coastal shipping.
§ Mr. Barnes
At the end of last year I instituted a review of the organisation of His Majesty's Coastguard. I am now considering the report which proposes certain changes in the strength and disposition of the Service. The safety of coastal shipping has been prominently in the minds of those undertaking the review.