Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

MRT's get additional funding

An additional £204,000 funding for MRTs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has been announced by the government. This is apparently the first of four years funding with at least £200,000 available each year.

Teams in England and Wales will share £128,000, Scotland will receive £68,000 and Northern Ireland £8000.

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3 comments:

  1. Well at least they are seeing the value unlike some RNLI teams the government are bent on getting rid. I don’t think it’s enough funding really but better than none.

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  2. No, MRTs don't get enough funding, but part of me doesn't want too much in case our useless politicians decide they want to interfere. As I understand it, the RNLI teams are independent of government so can't be cut, although I suppose reductions in Coastguard stations might have an effect on their operations.

    It's a disgrace that they don't get any money and rely on donations - we are an island after all!

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  3. Sorry Gibson, I mean’t the RNLI stations. Slip of the mouse.

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