HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc880-1W
Ms Glenda Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list for(a) London Heathrow, (b) London Gatwick, (c) London Stansted, (d) Birmingham, (e) Manchester, (f) Liverpool, (g) Edinburgh and (h) Glasgow airports, the number of incidents of VIP exemption from night-time air movement restrictions for each year since 1990 to date. [34911]

Mr. Norris

The Secretary of State has set restrictions on night flying at airports designated for the purposes of section 78 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982. These are Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

Since 24 October 1993, the start of the 1993 winter season, movements granted VIP exemption are as follows:

VIP Exempt Flights
Winter 1993–94 4
Summer 1994 13
Winter 1994–95 8
Summer (to 10–7–95) 4
Winter 1993–94 0
Summer 1994 0
Winter 1994–95 0
Summer (to 10–27–95) 0
Winter 1993–94 0
Summer 1994 0
Winter 1994–95 0
Summer (to 10–7–95) 0

Information on the number of flights granted VIP exemptions before 24 October 1993 is not available.

At other airports restrictions on night flights may be introduced voluntarily by the operator or may be imposed by planning conditions.