HL Deb 05 June 2000 vol 613 c130WA
Lord Onslow of Woking

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What use has been made of the powers contained in the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. [HL2557]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The powers of the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 have been used to process applications for licences to recover crashed military aircraft: 1,366 such applications have been approved and 176 rejected. There have been two successful prosecutions against individuals who have committed offences under the Act. To date there has been no designation under the Act of either a military vessel or of a controlled site containing a military vessel.