§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to provide year-round emergency towing vessel coverage in(a) the Dover strait, (b) north-western Scotland and (c) the western approaches. 
§ Mr. Norris
There will be trials in the Dover strait, north-western Scotland and the south-west approaches for a period of six months this winter. We will continue to assess the results of the emergency towing trials before deciding on future commitments.