§ Mr. Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many contra-flow systems were working on 1 December between London and Wakefield, northbound and southbound; what are their locations, how long they will be operating; and on what estimated dates they will be terminated.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
No. My Department has no plans to increase the cover of rescue facilities in the Bristol Channel. The overall level of air and sea search and rescue capability in the area does not give rise for concern.
Lifeboat cover is of course a matter for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with which my Department has agreed terms of co-operation. These include the reporting of changes of deployment and it is understood that a replacement for the recently withdrawn lifeboat at Ilfracombe is expected to be available early in 1987.