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Volume 457: debated on Thursday 1 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any special agreements or other arrangements under the provisions of Article 3 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation have been made in relation to overflight through the UK, its overseas territories and bases by US state aircraft. (122837)

The UK has bilateral arrangements with over 30 countries, including the United States, under which routine flights by military aircraft are cleared to overfly and land in the UK without seeking prior permission. All foreign and Commonwealth military aircraft transporting VIPs or carrying dangerous air cargo need to seek advance clearance.