HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c638W
26. Mr. Bill Walker

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to improve the employment and training prospects of people engaged in mountain search and rescue-related activity.

Miss Widdecombe

I very much welcome the role volunteers play in a wide range of activities, including mountain rescue, and would encourage employers to recognise the value of volunteering not just to the community but to their own business.