Rescue Services

Defence written question – answered on 6th December 2010.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he has made to provide search and rescue cover for (a) Typhoons and (b) F-35 Joint Strike Fighters refuelling over the ocean from the new Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft following the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 28 October 2010, Hansard, columns 450-51W, to Mr Ainsworth and the hon. Members for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow (Mr McCann) and North Durham (Mr Jones).

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