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Rescue Services: Helicopters

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent plans his Department has made to change numbers of (a) helicopters and (b) search and rescue crew personnel at search and rescue centres. (246931)

We have made no recent plans to change the number of helicopters available for search and rescue. It is currently planned that RAF search and rescue crews will reduce by four over the next two years.