HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 cc62-3W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will give, area by area, the number of complaints received by his Department about low-flying aircraft during the years 1973 and 1974.

Mr. John

In 1973 a total of 1,528 complaints about military low flying in the United Kingdom were received in the Ministry of Defence. The broad geographical incidence of these complaints was as follows:

Northern Scotland 203
Southern Scotland 117
Northern England 215
West Midlands 224
East Midlands and East Anglia 338
Wales 156
South-West England 122
Southern England 153

The complaints received in 1974 are at present the subject of detailed analysis but the total figure is provisionally estimated at between 1,550 and 1,600.

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