HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 cc416-7W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will give, for the latest 12 months for which records are available, the number of incidents in which the Services' search-and-rescue helicopters went to the assistance of civilians: and how many persons were assisted.

Lord Balniel

In the 12 months to the end of May, 1971, Service helicopters attended 365 incidents—excluding false alarms—and gave assistance to 137 civilians.