HC Deb 28 March 1984 vol 57 c171W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he is satisfied with the relationship between Her Majesty's Coastguard and its auxiliaries in the south-west of the United Kingdom; and if the assistance of the police has been required to prevent access of auxiliary personnel to the St. Ives station;

(2) what is the future of the St. Ives coastguard lookout station;

(3) if Her Majesty's Coastguard auxiliaries have the authority to call out lifeboat crews without the agreement of Her Majesty's Coastguard regional headquarters; and what are the procedures to be followed when a vessel is seen to be in distress and requiring a lifeboat.

Mr. Ridley

I shall answer these questions shortly.