To ask the Secretary of State for what plans he has to produce a new edition of his Department's booklet entitled "Defence and the Environment"; and if he will include information on low-flying training, and the measures taken to reduce its environmental impact.
There are no plans at present to produce a new edition of this booklet. However, the actions taken by the Department to protect the environment, and to minimise the adverse effects of its essential activities, were recently summarised on pages 51–52 of the 1990 "Statement on the Defence Estimates" (Cm. 1022-I). This included information on measures taken to reduce the environmental impact of low-flying training.