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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of British-grown wheat used in bio-fuel production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There is no specific published data on the amount of wheat grown in the UK that is used for bioethanol. However it is possible to provide an estimate. Defra's statistics on ‘The Area of Crops Grown For Bioenergy in England and the UK: 2008 – 2012' published in December 2013 include data reported under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) on the volume of bioethanol supplied to the UK road transport market with information on the feedstock and the country of origin of the feedstock. By applying appropriate conversion factors, it is possible to derive an estimate of the equivalent tonnage and crop area of wheat grown and used to produce bioethanol. These figures are outlined in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/289168/nonfood-statsnotice2012-12mar14.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>UK wheat areas used to produce bioethanol supplied to the UK road transport market 2008/9 - 2012/13 </strong><strong>Wheat (RTFO Year: 15 April n-1 to 14 April n) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Volume of bioethanol (million litres)</strong><strong>(b) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Tonnage of crop implied ('000 tonnes)</strong><strong>(c) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>wheat yield (t/ha)</strong><strong>(d)(e) </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Area implied (thousand ha) and % of UK total wheat area</strong><strong>(e) </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 1: 15 April 2008 - 14 April 2009</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 2: 15 April 2009 - 14 April 2010</p></td><td><p>0.9</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7.9</p></td><td><p>0.3 (0%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 3: 15 April 2010 - 14 April 2011(a)</p></td><td><p>211.9</p></td><td><p>581</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td><p>75.4 (4%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 4: 15 April 2011 - 14 April 2012</p></td><td><p>17.9</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td><p>6.3 (0%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year 5: 15 April 2012 - 14 April 2013 (provisional)(f)</p></td><td><p>48.2</p></td><td><p>132</p></td><td><p>6.7</p></td><td><p>19.6 (1%)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>(a) This includes an estimated 92 million tonnes of bioethanol produced from wheat used for markets other than for UK Road Transport.</p><p> </p><p>(b) All wheat volumes above were grown on previously cropped land.</p><p> </p><p>(c) Conversion: 365 litres bioethanol = 1 tonne wheat grain (at 15% moisture). Source: Department for Transport commissioned research.</p><p> </p><p>(d) Source: Defra annual Cereal and Oilseed Rape Production Survey (In 2012 the Cereal Production Survey and Oilseed Rape Production Survey were brought together to reduce costs Cereal Production Survey) UK yield at year n-1. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p> </p><p>(e) Source: Defra June Survey of Agriculture. UK area at year n-1. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/structure-of-the-agricultural-industry</a></p><p> </p><p>(e) Figures for 2012-13 (Year 5) are as of 15 September 2013 and are not final.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The RTFO data exclude UK biofuel production from UK grown wheat which may be subsequently exported, although the 2010/11 figure also includes an estimate of bioethanol produced from wheat and used for other markets or exported. Similarly, data is not available on wheat grown in the UK which is exported for possible biofuel production outside the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the purpose and scope of the current trials of the Aeryon Skyranger unmanned system based in Gatwick are; if she will publish policy on the storage and use of data obtained in the course of such trials; and if she will make a statement. [R] more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Sussex Constabulary is undertaking a trial of the Aeryon Skyranger to assess the contribution it might make to the policing of Gatwick Airport. This trial is an operational matter for the Chief Constable.</p><p>In determining the storage and use of data obtained through this trial, the force will be subject to a duty to have regard to the surveillance camera code of practice issued as guidance under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has had any discussions with the government of Afghanistan concerning future basing of UK unmanned aircraft systems in that country after 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 194985 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>To date, there have been no discussions with the Government of Afghanistan about the future basing of UK unmanned aircraft systems in Afghanistan after 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there has been any testing (a) in Southern Australia and (b) elsewhere of the ability of the Taranis system to identify or strike targets autonomously. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 194956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>I am withholding details of the locations at which Taranis flight trials have taken place for the purpose of safeguarding national security. The Ministry of Defence has no plans to create weapons that operate without human control. Trained members of the Armed Forces will always be involved in the command and control of unmanned air systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2014, Official Report, column 697W, on unmanned air vehicles, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance note issued to his Department's network staff on data protection aspects of unmanned air vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 195013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I will place a copy of the guidance in the Library.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property file name 2547 - Guidance note issued to relevant Defra network staff on Data Protection.docx more like this
star this property title Guidance Note more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 19 March 2014, Official Report, column 607W, on unmanned air vehicles, whether any person, agent or public body has provided video imagery or other data to her Department obtained by unmanned aircraft systems in the UK; and for what purposes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 195014 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I am advised that no imagery or other data from such sources is held by the Department.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has issued any authorisations under section 42(3) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 which permit intrusive surveillance by unmanned aircraft systems in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As a matter of long-standing practice we do not comment on the operational use <br>of covert surveillance, or provide a breakdown of the number of warrants signed <br>by particular Secretaries of State, or in relation to specific circumstances or <br>methods of surveillance. <br><br>Existing regulation relating to surveillance includes the surveillance camera <br>code of practice issued under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, which <br>provides a framework of good practice for surveillance camera operators and <br>sets out obligations arising from other legislation including those for the <br>processing of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 and a public <br>authority's duty to adhere to the Human Rights Act 1998. Any covert <br>surveillance undertaken by a public authority which is likely to obtain private <br>information would be subject to authorisation under the Regulation of <br>Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has issued any exemptions pursuant to section 28 of the Data Protection Act 1998 which apply to data obtained via unmanned aircraft systems in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 194984 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>It has been the position of successive Governments to not comment on national security issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the cross-government working group on remotely piloted aircraft systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 194957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Cross Government Working Group has been discussing its draft Terms of Reference (extract copied below) and its membership. The focus of its work so far has been to gather information from the relevant departments to identify areas of common interest requiring collaboration.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><strong>RPAS Cross Government Working Group Vision and Activities</strong><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Vision</em></strong> : To provide a consistent government message on RPAS issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Objectives</em></strong>:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Inform RPAS-related Departmental policies and publish a UK Cross Government vision / strategy for UAS.</li><li>To identify Cross Government synergies and opportunities for efficiencies.</li><li>To identify and address barriers to a successful UK industry base, to support the Government's growth agenda.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><strong>Approach</strong><p> </p><ul><li>Focus for the co-ordination of all UK Government RPAS related activities.</li><li>Developing a better knowledge and a shared understanding of Departmental priorities, activities, ambitions &amp; concerns.</li><li>Help industry understand Government needs and vision.</li><li>Identify opportunities.</li><li>Identify key questions.</li><li>Community of users [identification of user requirements].</li><li>UK PoC for RPAS.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><strong>Issues to Address </strong><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Identifying the extent to which the UK can support safe and secure RPAS operations in the UK, including options for the certification of RPAS, pilot licensing, and associated systems.</li><li>Identifying the key characteristics of RPAS infrastructure, including the potential radio spectrum for RPAS operations in the UK.</li><li>Seek to identify common Cross Government user requirements to understand future concepts for shared assets / system procurement and maintenance.</li><li>Determining how the UK might best position itself to take advantage of RPAS industry and technology.</li></ul><p> </p><strong> </strong><p> </p><strong>Engagement </strong><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Understand the potential benefits of RPAS to Government.</p><p> </p><p>Inform and be informed by active industry associations e.g.</p><p> </p><ul><li>Aeronautical and Aerospace and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network Autonomous Systems National technical committee.</li><li>Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group.</li><li>Through identification of best practice and successful projects.</li><li>UK industry</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to update the current Air Navigation Order to define and categorise unmanned aircraft systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 194982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The safe operation of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in the UK is governed by the requirements of the Air Navigation Order 2009 (ANO). RPA with an operating mass of more than 20kg are subject to regulation as though they are manned aircraft.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>RPA with an operating mass of 20kg or less are referred to as ‘small unmanned aircraft'. Small unmanned aircraft are exempt from the majority of the regulations that normally apply to manned aircraft, however their use is specifically covered by two articles within the ANO, which legislate for the ‘general' flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance. As well as these specific articles however, a more general article which prevents a person ‘causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of any person or property' also remains applicable. There are no current plans to further categorise RPA.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this