Mountain Rescue Services Adjournment Debate in Westminster Hall

As reported on Sunday 18th January 2009, at 9:30 this morning valued friend of the team Dr Brian Iddon, MP for Bolton South-East, brought an adjournment debate to highlight work done by mountain rescue teams across the UK, with a view to securing financial support and other supportive measures from Her Majesties Government.

The work carried out by our team featured heavily in the debate, with MPs joining the debate representing the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. Cave Rescue and the Coastguard Service were also mentioned in the debate.

A full transcript of the debate can be found on the House of Parliament site here. We have provided the complete debate in pdf format here.

The team would like to thank Dr Brian Iddon MP for bringing this adjournment debate to Westminster Hall and for the very large amount of time he has dedicated to gathering the facts to present a full and convincing case which, if the aims of the adjournment debate are successful, will benefit all Mountain Rescue teams across the United Kingdom.

The Bolton MRT would also like to extend its thanks to all other Members of Parliament who cover our operational area, and so readily support our team.