Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Bristow Helicopters

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans his Department has developed for the early termination of the contract between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Bristow Helicopters Limited for helicopter search and rescue services in the UK.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Bristow Helicopters Limited continues to fulfil its contractual obligations with the UK Government. The Department for Transport has protections in its contract to guarantee a search and rescue helicopter service in the unlikely event that these obligations should go unfulfilled. The details of these protections are however commercially sensitive.

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