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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 12485, tabled on 19 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the use of drones in UK airspace.

Answered on

23 October 2015

The Civil Aviation Authority keeps a record of all the permissions they have issued to fly commercial drones in UK airspace. However this does not extend to leisure users of drones. To address this issue The Department for Transport is currently looking at a range of options including regulation, registration and licensing options and a database to increase transparency on the use of drones for the general public. We intend to consult on all of these issues and other possible solutions in 2016.