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Rescue Services: Pembrokeshire

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times a helicopter from (a) RAF Valley, (b) RNAS Culdrose and (c) Solent Coastguard assisted in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Pembrokeshire in each of the last five years. (306656)

The number of call outs off the coast of Pembrokeshire from RAF Valley, RNAS Culdrose and the Maritime Coastguard Agency bases at Lee on Solent and Portland, are shown in the following table. Call outs have been defined as those within a 25 mile radius of the Pembrokeshire coastline.

2005

2006

2007

2008

20091

Valley

1

1

0

1

3

Culdrose

0

0

0

0

0

Solent bases

0

0

0

0

0

1 Please note the data for 2009 are up to 30 September.