HM Coastguard Proposals for Modernisation Consultation 2010

Published: 16 December 2010

Close Date: 24 March 2011


This consultation puts forward proposals for a modernised, fully-networked national Coastguard that can more flexibly manage the greatly varying demands of its workload. These proposals will enable Coastguard Officers to better use their skills and training with a salary that reflects this.

We also want to change and improve the leadership, management and support we give our volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers, and make better use of their local knowledge and training.

The consultation contains opportunities for comments and suggestions. The consultation is for Coastguard staff, Coastguard volunteers, partner organisations and the wider general public with an interest in the services the Coastguard Coordination Service provides. The consultation started on 16 December 2010 and run for 14 weeks until 24 March 2011.

Please make sure your responses arrive no later than that date.

Consultation documents

Consultation document

Response Form - online response form, [Word version, PDF version]

Accompanying Questions and Answers

How to respond

To ensure all views are accurately recorded, the consultation response form provided is the required form of response.

To make the response process as accessible as possible, responses are invited electronically by the completion of the online questionnaire, or you can download and complete the response form [Word document or PDF] and return it to:

HM Coastguard Modernisation Consultation
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
SO15 1EG

To ensure that all those who respond to the consultation are able to do so with the same access to information we will not be responding to individual questions regarding the proposals.

If you have a query, please ensure that you record it on the consultation response form. Answers to frequently raised queries will be posted on this page for clarification during the course of the consultation if necessary.

Public meetings

During the consultation period there will also be a number of public consultation events. Details of these events are available in our press release here.

You can also download an electronic information sheet about the Agency that will be distributed at these meetings.

Transcripts of the public meetings will be available on this page.

Requesting alternative formats of the consultation documents

 Welsh versions

Welsh version of consultation document

Welsh version of Questions and Answers

Welsh version of response form [Word version]

Welsh version of response form [PDF version]

The consultation documents are suitable for use with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you have any problems accessing the documents, please contact us.

If you would like a paper copy of this consultation document, please contact us using the address above, or call our message service on 02380 839 587.

What happens next

The MCA will review and consider all comments and observations made in response to this consultation. Once the consultation is complete, a summary of all responses received will be published on the MCA's website

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