Culdrose Search and Rescue Must Be Supported if Contract is Ripped Up

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has called upon Transport Minister, Mike Penning MP, to assure him that essential Search and Rescue Services like the 771 Squadron at RNAS Culdrose in West Cornwall are given the support they deserve if plans for their future and/or Read more about Culdrose Search and Rescue Must Be Supported if Contract is Ripped Up[…]

Government Must Not Risk Sea Safety – Andrew George MP

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will warn Government Ministers that they must not put at risk the lives of those who are ‘in peril’ on our seas. The Department for Transport will announce, tomorrow, its future plans for Coastguard Stations around the coast and Read more about Government Must Not Risk Sea Safety – Andrew George MP[…]

Andrew George to Press Defence Secretary For Reassurance Over RNAS Culdrose

Andrew George MP, St Ives, has called on Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP for reassurance that defence budget cuts will not adversely impact upon RNAS Culdrose, following the Strategic Defence Review. RNAS Culdrose, based near Helston in West Cornwall, is Europe’s biggest naval helicopter base. The Defence Secretary has written to Andrew stating: “the future force Read more about Andrew George to Press Defence Secretary For Reassurance Over RNAS Culdrose[…]

Helston Project Freed From Cornwall’s EU Funding Freeze

Andrew George MP has welcomed news that a Helston based staircase manufacturer has had the go-ahead for grant funding after fears it would lose out on vital European Convergence aid. Spiral Construction Ltd had received verbal approval for a European Covergence grant, but the offer letter was withheld when an apparent freeze was placed on Convergence projects Read more about Helston Project Freed From Cornwall’s EU Funding Freeze[…]

Early Response Promised to Search and Rescue Enquiry

A Government Defence Minister has reassured Andrew George MP that RNAS Culdrose’s search and rescure service won’t be jeopardised by the suspension of a £6 billion contract with Soteria for search and rescue services. The St Ives MP has also been assured he will be kept fully informed about the future functionality of the Helston base’s search and Read more about Early Response Promised to Search and Rescue Enquiry[…]