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Rescue Helicopters

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received for an increase in the number of rescue helicopters based at RAF Chivenor.

Since 1 October 1989, when search and rescue cover at RAF Chivenor was reduced to daylight hours only, my Department has received one such representation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions the rescue helicopters at RAF Chivenor were (a) called out and (b) called to locations in Somerset in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

The information is given in the table:

YearNumber of CalloutsNumber of Callouts to locations in Somerset