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Maritime And Coastguard Agency

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budget of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been for each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement on their role. [109135]

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) role is to provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue function, to survey and inspect ships, and to protect the marine environment.The budgets of the MCA since 1997 are set out in the table:

£000
Budget
1997–981
1998–9986,491
1999–200092,672
2000–0199,816
2001–02108,641
2002–03111,662

1 Not applicable. The MCA came into being on 1 April 1998.