HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c366W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will take steps to ensure that Service aircraft on training flights do not fly at unreasonably low altitudes along the line of the A5 trunk road and the schools in its vicinity at Pentrefoelas and Cerrig-y-Drudion.

Mr. William Rodgers

Every effort is already made to ensure that military flying does not take place at unreasonably low altitudes anywhere, including these locations.

Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the reasons for the delay in implementing the recommendations of officials in his Department and of the National Air Traffic Control Services, made over a year ago, that military low-flying corridors should be published.

Mr. Wellbeloved

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the recommendations of the Chief Inspector of Accidents of the Department of Trade. The steps taken to improve flight safety within the United Kingdom low-flying system were announced by my hon. Friend on 13th June 1975—[Vol. 893, c. 255–6.] As he explained, the present civil aircraft notification procedure will be reviewed in the summer at the end of the first year's trial.