§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what equipment is installed at civil nuclear installations to 199W detect any violations of aircraft flight restrictions that apply to such installations; and if he will make a statement;
(2) how many representations his Department has received about incidents in the past 10 years concerning violation of aircraft flight restrictions in the vicinity of nuclear power facilities.
§ Mr. Goodlad
There is no installed equipment at United Kingdom nuclear installations to detect any violations of aircraft flight restrictions that apply to such installations. Reports of visual sightings are made direct to the Civil Aviation Authority or the Ministry of Defence, as appropriate. The number of such instances is small, and it would be possible to extract details from archive records only at disproportionate cost.