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Sea Rescue

Transport written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 December 2010, Official Report, columns 133-4WS, on coastguard services (modernisation) what the lower cost is that he estimates will be achieved by implementing his proposals.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The consultation document 'Protecting our Seas and Shores in the 21st Century' (pages 38-39) states that the proposals would reduce both long-term running costs and capital expenditure and generate a total saving, in net present value terms, of some £120 million over 25 years.

Copies of the consultation have been placed in the Libraries of the House and are available on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's website at:

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