Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (596, 597, 598, 599)

Clare Daly

Question:

596. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of US troops who passed through Shannon Airport in 2017, by month. [9337/18]

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Clare Daly

Question:

597. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the munition of war permits requested between 1 September and 31 December 2017 under Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order 1973; the date of each request; the aircraft operator in each instance; the locations they were flying to and from; the goods being carried that required the permit; if the permit was granted; if permit requests were refused in that period, the name of the aircraft operator; and the basis for refusal of the permit request. [9338/18]

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Clare Daly

Question:

598. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the munition of war permits requested between 1 January and 31 December 2016 under Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order 1973; the date of each request; the aircraft operator in each case; the locations they were flying to and from; the goods being carried that required the permit; if the permit was granted; if permit requests were refused in that period, the name of the aircraft operator; and the basis for refusal of the permit request. [9341/18]

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Clare Daly

Question:

599. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the munition of war permits requested between 1 September and 31 December 2015, under Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order 1973; the date, the aircraft operator, the locations they were flying to and from; the goods being carried that required the permit; if the permit was granted; if permit requests were refused in that period, the name of the aircraft operator; and the basis for refusal of the permit request . [9342/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 596 to 599, inclusive, together.

The functions of the Minister under the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order, S.I. 224 1973, as amended, relate to munitions or weapons of war.

I have no function in relation to the transport of troops by air and on this basis my Department does not have records of the number of troops transiting through Shannon Airport.

Shannon Airport Authority has informed my Department that the number of US troops that passed through Shannon Airport from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 was 60,968. The monthly breakdown for 2017 is as follows: January 5,087, February 3,358, March 4,214, April 5,982, May 4,304, June 3,604, July 3,816, August 3,732, September 3,252, October 13,807, November 5,394, December 4,418.

Details of applications processed under the Order for the periods requested in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are in the following links.

2017

2015

2016