Michael Penning (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads and Motoring), Transport; Hemel Hempstead, Conservative)
No assessment has been made of the proposal referred to above.
On 14 July the Government set out revised proposals for the modernisation of Her Majesty's Coastguard. These provide for a single Maritime Operations Centre (MOC) to be located in the Southampton/Portsmouth area. The first consultation sought views about the proposal to base the MOC in the Southampton/Portsmouth area. The responses were used to inform the decision which was included as a settled matter in the revised proposal. Accordingly, the second consultation did not invite alternative proposals about the location of the MOC.