RORY STEWART MP LEADS CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDING FOR MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Rory, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mountain Rescue, has organised a parliamentary campaign to convince ministers to repeat funding for Mountain Rescue.

Successful campaigning of the All Party Group in 2011 led to the government giving Mountain Rescue teams a VAT rebate of around £200,000 pounds each year. This agreement is due to expire this year and Rory Stewart MP along with other members of the APPG are pushing for the government to renew the agreement.

Rory said: “This has been the most great agreement between the Government and Mountain Rescue teams and has worked incredibly well. Mountain Rescuers are unpaid volunteers who give up hours and hours of their time to do an amazing job. This is a very small amount of money they are asking for from the government. I am thrilled by the broad and positive response from colleagues who represent constituencies throughout the country. But this really is crunch time, we are expecting a decision from ministers at the beginning of February and I am very much hoping that they will listen to the broad demand.”

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