Scilly’s MP To Discuss New Helicopter Link With Minister

helicopter agusta westland 189Scilly’s MP will today discuss the return of the helicopter service to the islands with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.

Andrew George will meet the minister at Penzance Harbour to discuss the recently announced government funding for a Penzance offshore breakwater study.

During that session, Mr George says he will further press the case he has made for government support to improve the resilience of the transport links between the mainland and Scilly.

The MP has been working with a group of stakeholders, led by manufacturer AgustaWestland, towards the reinstatement of the helicopter service, which closed just over two years ago.

The meeting is scheduled for 9.30am.