HC Deb 10 May 1995 vol 259 c527W
Mr. Jopling

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many low-level training sorties were carried out by(a) the Royal Air force and i(b) other air forces in the United Kingdom during April; and how many of these were in (i) the Lake district and (ii) the Yorkshire dales national parks. [22435]

Mr. Soames

Statistics on the use of the United Kingdom low flying system during April will not be available until towards the end of May. My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence will then write to the hon. Member with details of the numbers of sorties carried out in the United Kingdom by British military aircraft and by those of other air forces. Statistics are not available on the number of sorties flown over particular locations, nor is it possible for these to be estimated.

Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents have been recorded in each year since 1990 involving low-flying military aircraft and microlights and hang gliders. [22937]

Mr. Soames

The information requested is as follows:

Year Microlights Hang gliders
1990 5 4
1991 8 1
1992 2 2
1993 2 3
1994 1 1