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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL4202, tabled on 19 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to remove restrictions on the acquisition of equipment by members of the public which is capable of disabling or destroying drones flying over their property.

Answered on

21 December 2016

The Government recognises that an increase in the popularity of small drones, including those with cameras, raises a number of questions about privacy, safety, security, and data protection. Safety, security and privacy must always be the overriding priority and both commercial and leisure operators must operate drones responsibly within the rules.

The Government is today launching a consultation to determine if further measures are needed in this area.