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Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to purchase CH-146 Griffon helicopters. (111836)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what functions Bell Griffin HAR2 helicopters are performing in Cyprus. (111866)

The Bell Griffin HAR2 helicopters in Cyprus are used in a variety of roles, including Search and Rescue, medical evacuation, support to fire fighting missions, and support to operations; in 2006, they also helped to maintain the airbridge commitment for Operation Highbrow, the operation to evacuate UK and other entitled personnel from the Lebanon, by flying numerous sorties to and from Beirut.