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Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, speaking ahead of today’s Transport Select Committee hearing into the proposed closures of coastguard stations, said: 

“The Tory-led Government’s proposal to close so many of our coastguard stations is ill-thought out madness that will leave our coastline a more dangerous place. To close more than half of the UK’s coastguard stations in one go, leaving just three offering 24-hour cover, is a cut too far.” 

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