Minister speaks out on Valentia Coastguard situtation

The Minister for The Marine says he can see no reason that would warrant the Coastguard being put on a statutory level. Figures recently released show Valentia Coastguard saved the highest number of people out of the three centres around the country. Pat the Cope Gallagher says discussions have been ongoing within his department at putting the coastguard on a statutory footing. However he says it`s not high on his list of priorities. He says there would have to be a strong case to bring in such legislation