HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c856W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the plans to move the Portland search and rescue helicopter to Lee-on-Solent. [68371]

Mr. Jamieson

I have been asked to reply.

The Government are committed to a continuing helicopter search and rescue capability along the south coast. Discussion between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and other organisations about the future location of the helicopter based at Portland are continuing. No final decisions have been made.