To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected change is in the number of investigators at the Marine Accident Investigation Branch over the period of the current spending review.
[Official Report, 31 October 2011, Vol. 534, c. 418W.]
Letter of correction from Mike Penning:
An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) on 31 October 2011.
The full answer given was as follows: (76549)
[holding answer 24 October 2011]: Under plans to reduce its costs in line with the outcome of the October 2010 spending review, the number of MAIB investigators has already been reduced from 21 to 18, and will reduce further to 17 by the end of this month and to 16 by March.