§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours of operational low flying took place in each of the Borders and Northern Scotland areas in(a) the period 1 January to 31 December 1996 and (b) the period 1 January to 31 July 1997.
§ Mr. Spellar
The numbers of hours of operational low flying (OLF) flown in the Tactical Training Areas (TTAs) are as follows:
Borders Northern Scotland Central Wales 1 January to 31 December 1996 311 257 61 1 January to 31 July 1997 116 116 19
The figures reflect the measures announced in August 1996 to redistribute the activity more equitably across the three TTAs, in proportion to their areas.