§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the total number of bird strikes suffered by military aircraft in each year since 1979; and how many resulted in the aircraft crashing.
§ Mr. Freeman
The information requested for each complete year since 1979 is as follows
World Wars. In such cases the material is transported to the chemical defence establishment at Porton Down for disposal. While it is not our policy to give details, strict precautions are observed in the method and routing of such transport.