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Air Defence Region (Interceptions)

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many penetrations of the United Kingdom Air Defence Region have taken place in each of the last five years; on how many occasions RAF aircraft have been scrambled; how many interceptions have occurred; and if he will place in the Library a diagram outlining Soviet military aircraft movements within the United Kingdom Air Defence Region in 1977.

I am not prepared to publish detailed statistics, but on average we choose to intercept two or three aircraft in the United Kingdom Air Defence Region each week.