§ Mr. Peter Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints have been received from residents of Dumfries and Galloway by his Department in respect of low flying sorties by the RAF in each of the last five years. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The number of complaints recorded by the Ministry of Defence Low Flying Complaints and Enquiries Unit over the last five years, from residents of Dumfries and Galloway, is shown in the table.
Number of complaints recorded Calendar year 1997 184 1998 177 1999 192 Training year1 1999–2000 197 2000–01 156 2001–02 161 1 From 1999, recorded by training year from I April to 31 March.