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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 217764, tabled on 8 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to bring forward proposals to amend the law relating to the unauthorised use of unmanned drones in the airspace over the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

15 December 2014

There are no current plans to amend the law relating to the use of small unmanned aircraft in the airspace over the UK. The Air Navigation Order 2009 prevents a person causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of a person or property, and prohibits the flying of these small unmanned aircraft over or within 150 meters of built up areas – including airports – unless approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. The Civil Aviation Authority is launching an awareness campaign “You have control. Be Safe! Be Legal!”