Coastguard Closures

The UK government has “clearly failed” to make a convincing case for the closure of Coastguard stations, a committee of MPs has said.

Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee said more must be done to reassure the public that services would remain up to scratch.

A decision was made to close Clyde and Forth Coastguard stations and others around Britain.

UK ministers said the reforms followed extensive public consultation.

In a report on the closures, the Commons committee said it was “deeply concerned” of claims that frontline workers felt excluded from the process.

MPs said there had been “no satisfactory explanation” for the decision to close the Clyde and Forth stations.

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Article courtesy of the BBC.

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