§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence which countries grant British military aircraft over-flying rights.
§ Mr. John
In general we enjoy no prescriptive rights as such outside our own sovereign airspace. A great number of nations, however, do grant us clearance for military flying in or through their airspace from time to time. A smaller number, particularly in areas where our forces are stationed, permit a more regular pattern or programme of flying activity without individual clearance.