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star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Military Aircraft: Urban Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedures his Department has to minimise the (a) number of military flights over urban areas and (b) noise pollution such flights cause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North remove filter
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Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence takes its responsibilities to the general public very seriously indeed and would prefer not to cause any disturbance to the general public, including to those in Hull. However, there are no uninhabited areas of the UK large enough to cater for essential training needs.</p><p>Flying operations in the UK Military Low Flying System are avoided within major built-up areas (generally those with a population of over 10,000), although it is not always possible to avoid flying over the outskirts of towns and villages. A range of measures are in place to provide a balance between military training requirements and the need to avoid excessive noise on the ground. These include restrictions placed on the height, speeds and operating procedures of military aircraft in the UK Military Low Flying System.</p><p>Realistic training at night is essential to ensure aircrew are proficient in the necessary skills and to exploit our technological edge. The amount of night low flying remains proportional to the operational requirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 43214 remove filter
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less than 2016-07-21T15:17:31.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-21T15:17:31.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this