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Committee Chair replies to government response on Offshore Helicopter Safety

27 October 2014

Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Committee, replies to the Government's response on Offshore Helicopter Safety, published Monday 27 October 2014.

Chair's comments

Commenting on the Government’s response to the Transport Committee’s report on Offshore helicopter safety, Louise Ellman, Chair of the Committee said:

"I am deeply disappointed that ministers have rejected our recommendation they should hold an independent inquiry to investigate offshore helicopter safety.

This is a regrettable decision for the loved ones and relatives of people killed in offshore helicopter accidents.  It sends the wrong signal to people who continue to work in the offshore industry." 

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