Our local MP Calum Kerr has rasied an Early Day Motion proposing a debate within the House of Commons on the proposed closure of the St Abbs Lifeboat Station.
“That this House supports the campaign to save the St Abbs lifeboat in Berwickshire from closure; notes that St Abbs is the largest diving area in the UK and that there is a risk that the removal of a locally-based lifeboat able to respond to incidents rapidly will discourage recreational visitors in particular; recognises that the retention of a lifeboat in this very busy and popular location for diving is a matter of public safety; and urges the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to fulfil its priority mission of saving lives at sea by reversing this unpopular decision.” – Early Day Motion 322 – St Abbs Lifeboat.
The motion has currently been signed buy 29 MPs.
You Can Help…..
You can help by writing (e-mailing) your local MP and asking them to sign “Early Day Motion 322 – St Abbs Lifeboat”. We need your support as there is a strict parliamentary convention that MPs can only deal with matters raised by those from their own constituency.
You can find out who has signed the motion here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/322