Mountain Rescue

Part of First Minister's Question Time — Prime Minister (Meetings) – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:11 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Rt Hon Jack McConnell Rt Hon Jack McConnell Labour 3:11, 13 March 2003

I am pleased that Mr Ewing takes the matter seriously. I hope that he will criticise his party—the Scottish National Party—for criticising the fact that I visited the Cairngorms and spoke to the rescue team to find out about the subject. Serious issues need to be addressed and the best way of doing so is to talk to the rescue teams. As a result, we now have a better picture of what is involved—