COASTGUARD service reforms are being discussed by MPs in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon.
Brixham Coastguard Station is earmarked for closure in November next year and the MP for the town, Sarah Wollaston, is expected to speak at the debate in Westminster Hall.
The debate is based on a report on the impact of the reforms published by the Transport Select Committee.
The Coastguard, Emergency Towing Vessels and the Maritime Incident Response Group report reviews the issues raised by implementation of the Government's revised proposals to modernise the coastguard service.
They have highlighted problems of low morale and loss of experienced staff with local knowledge through station closure and amalgamation.
Committee chairman Louise Ellman MP said the coastguard service has an essential role in protecting safety at sea and the committee has received 'worrying information' about the impact of recent reforms.
The debate is an opportunity to put concerns to the shipping minister and press for answers.