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Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the full call out figures are for each lifeboat station in the UK in the last 12 months. (103594)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and independent lifeboat operators are not operated by the Government and the information is not collected in the form requested. However the RNLI lifeboats including those in the Republic of Ireland were launched 8,273 times in 2005. Other independent lifeboats were launched 831 times in 2005.