Robertson asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the reports of near misses involving aircraft in Scotland in the last five years; and if he will publish the reports which have been made following investigations of these incidents.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I have been asked to reply.
The Civil Aviation Authority is responsible through National Air Traffic Services —NATS— for airspace management. The authority has told me that the total reported air misses over Scotland and adjacent inshore waters were as follows: 328W
Number 1982 20 1983 19 1984 22 1985 12 1986 19 1987 117 1 To 1 October.
Reports of the investigations carried out by NATS into reported air misses are confidential and are not made public.