§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the annual sum spent on the British Coastguard Service in each of the last four years; how 251W much of this is wages and salaries and how the rest is categorised; how many full-time and part-time people, respectively are employed by the service and if and how part-timers are paid; how many Coastguard stations there are in England and Wales, Scotland, and
1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 Salaries etc. in respect of full-time staff … 976 1,117 1,248 1,619 Auxiliary Coastguard remuneration … 144 167 231 435 General administration … 201 239 304 420 Other current and capital expenditure … 124 166 274 441 Coastguard accommodation and buildings* … 50 82 204 203 * This item covers only major works, i.e. those costing individually £50,000 or more; expenditure on minor works and on maintenance of buildings cannot be obtained without excessive staff effort.
The number of regular Coastguard staff is at present 583. There are also about 8,000 voluntary auxiliary coastguards who are paid according to the number of hours and the nature of the duties they undertake.
The information on numbers of Coastguard stations is as follows:—
Regular stations Auxiliary stations Number of regular stations on constant watch England and Wales 108 83 40 Scotland 34 55 10 Northern Ireland 7 7 2