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Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 482W, if he will list the reasons why the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was given a spring supplementary estimate of £13,310,000 for financial year 2007-08. (241985)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency was given a spring supplementary of £13,310,000 in financial year 2007-08 to cover the additional costs of:

the construction of their new search and rescue helicopter hanger at Lee-on-Solent; higher than expected fuel costs;

additional regulatory and enforcement work; and

additional support for the training of seafarers under the Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) Scheme.