HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc168-9W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many helicopters with a civilian air-sea rescue rôle, for which grants are provided by his department, are not equipped with winches; where these helicopters are based; what estimate his Department has made of the cost of equipping them with winches; and if he will take steps so to equip them.

Mr. Noble

All helicopters carrying out air-sea rescue work under contract to the Department are fitted with winches when engaged in this work.