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MPs to debate future of Portland's rescue helicopter

Portland search and rescue helicopter is due to be scrapped in 2018 Credit: ITV Westcountry

Controversial plans to scrap the search and rescue helicopter on Portland will be debated in parliament today. Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, won the 'adjournment debate'. It's one of the few ways for an MP to put a local matter before the House of Commons.