To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 223W, on aviation, how many convictions have been made under Article 222 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 since that order came into force.
The number of offenders found guilty at all courts for offences under article 222 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 in England and Wales from 2009 to 2012 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.
Court proceedings data for 2013 are planned for publication in May 2014.
|Offenders found guilty at all courts for offence under article 222 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 , England and Wales, 2009-121,2|
|Air Navigation Order 2009, AA.221(a) & (b), 222 & 241(5) & Sch 13 Part B||Exhibiting, directing or shining a light which by its glare or liability to be mistaken for an aeronautical ground light would endanger aircraft||*||26||48||27|
|"*" = Nil 1 The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. 1 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice|