HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 cc327-8W
Mr. Home

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:

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.

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