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.
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|