HC Deb 17 October 1991 vol 196 c183W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if there are any proposals to close any coastguard lookout stations in Dorset and Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. McLoughlin

HM Coastguard has undertaken an internal review of the sector and auxiliary coastguard organisation around the country. Proposals and recom-mendations have been put forward to clearly define the role of the modern day coastguard service, and to improve levels of readiness, responsiveness, and efficiency. These proposals and recommendations form a consultative document and not a statement of intent. A full statement will be made in due course, once a final decision has been reached.

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