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Rescue Services: Scotland

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter based at (a) Sumburgh and (b) Stornoway has been called on to undertake flights at the request of the Scottish Ambulance Service in each of the last 10 years. (270904)

Officials at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency have been asked to compile the requested data. The process involves reconciling a number of different data sources to provide the detailed information requested in a helpful form. This will take approximately one week with officials using the data held on hospital transfers involving the Scottish Ambulance Service. Officials will be in contact should the work to extract the data take longer than originally anticipated.