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Low Flying

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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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.[14009]

The numbers of hours of operational low flying (OLF) flown in the Tactical Training Areas (TTAs) are as follows:

BordersNorthern ScotlandCentral Wales
1 January to 31 December 199631125761
1 January to 31 July 199711611619
The figures reflect the measures announced in August 1996 to redistribute the activity more equitably across the three TTAs, in proportion to their areas.