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Paterson Welcomes Bangor Coastguard Station Announcement

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Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has welcomed the announcement that the coastguard station at Bangor is to be retained.

Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has welcomed the announcement that the coastguard station at Bangor is to be retained.

In a Ministerial Statement today, Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond confirmed that the station would remain.

Mr Paterson said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Bangor coastguard station will continue to play a crucial role as part of the UK coastguard network.

** “Earlier this year I brought Mike Penning, the Transport Minister carrying out the review of coastguard provision, to Bangor to see for himself just how vital it was that Bangor Coastguard Station be retained. **

“Senior Coastguard officials in the Bangor Station made a powerful presentation that clearly had a significant impact on the decision.

“In my subsequent meetings with Mike Penning I continued to press the case and was always of the view that whatever the future shape of the coastguard service in the UK, Bangor had to be part of it.

** “This is a very satisfactory outcome.”   **