§ Mr. Miller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 31 March, if he will list the areas within his responsibility not covered by the SAR coverage proposals in(a) day time and (b) night time; and if he will set out the steps he intends to take to improve cover.
§ Mr. Norris
The helicopter criteria for day time and night time coverage is set out in the defence open government document on the "Future Provision of Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Helicopters", annexes A to D, a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library. The Department of Transport has no plans to change its contribution to SAR helicopter coverage.