§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total amount of aviation fuel lost as a result of in-flight dumping in each financial year since 1990; what was the cost of the loss in each year; and if he will make a statement on measures taken since 1990 to reduce waste by minimising in-flight dumping. 345W
§ Mr. Soames
In-flight dumping of fuel takes place only when absolutely necessary for operational or flight safety reasons. Details of the amount and costs of aviation fuel lost as a result of in-flight dumping are not held centrally and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.