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Rescue Services: Sky Lanterns

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 205661, tabled on 14 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Maritime Coastguard Agency about the effect of sky lanterns on the Coastguard's operations.

Answered on

17 July 2014

No discussion have been held between Ministers at the Department for Transport and representatives of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) about the effect of sky lanterns on the Coastguard's operations.

Officials at the MCA were consulted and provided data for the report prepared for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Welsh Government in May 2013.

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