Clyde Coastguard Station

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 28th February 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport 9:30 am, 28th February 2013

First, let me say that there has been no loss of local knowledge. The pairing arrangements that were put in place show that, as does the incident at Loch Fyne. There were 40 occasions in December and 43 in January when the Belfast staffing numbers were below the risk assessment level, but the hon. Lady will know that that was obviously mitigated by the ability of the Stornoway station to take that up. I am happy to meet her to discuss those matters.