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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
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house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government in what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge remove filter
uin HL5981 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
458664
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Aviation: Greater London more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the safety of aircraft flying over heavily populated areas of West London, in the light of the laser attacks on aircraft pilots and the possible expansion of Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge remove filter
uin HL6816 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
answer text <p>The UK aviation industry has an excellent safety record and safety is monitored continuously by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as safety regulator. The safety of the public is the first consideration in any decision-making process.</p><p> </p><p>The CAA has conducted extensive assessments of the risks to aircraft of laser attacks. The CAA Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) provide statistical data on the frequency and geographical location of attacks on UK aircraft. In addition, the data provides details of the rate of reported attacks in relation to the number of aircraft movements at all UK airports including London Heathrow.</p><p> </p><p>The assessments are supplemented with further enhanced statistical analysis of the MORs by Imperial College London.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is actively working to draw together a plan to tackle the issues around the sale and misuse of lasers, and to ensure the safety of consumers and aircraft.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-03-17T13:19:21.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-17T13:19:21.417Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
484540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how to achieve legally binding targets for air pollution should the third runway at Heathrow proceed. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge remove filter
uin HL7317 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-04more like thismore than 2016-04-04
answer text <p>The Airports Commission published a large amount of analysis on air quality, which included an assessment of potential impacts on limit values, in its Final Report, which is available in the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, as announced in December, we are testing the Airports Commission’s work on air quality against the Government’s new air quality plan, as recommended by the Environmental Audit Committee.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-04-04T13:30:12.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-04T13:30:12.723Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
621146
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the announcement of a third runway at Heathrow, a sixth terminal will be constructed. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge remove filter
uin HL2663 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
answer text <p>Heathrow Airport Ltd’s current proposals include building new terminal facilities. These proposals will be refined and finalised through the detailed planning and regulatory processes.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T13:04:45.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T13:04:45.097Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
621147
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 remove filter
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of non-UK workers that it will be necessary to recruit to work on the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge remove filter
uin HL2664 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
answer text <p>The construction of the runway will be a matter for the airport operator and this is not an assessment that we’ve undertaken. However, on the issue of jobs and skills more generally up to 77,000 additional local jobs are expected to be created over the next 14 years and the airport has committed to creating 5,000 new apprenticeships over the same period.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-11-03T13:05:07.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-03T13:05:07.58Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this