§ 41. Mr. LOVAT-FRASER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if, in view of the annoyance caused by the noise of aeroplanes to a large number of people, he will consider the desirability of restricting commercial flying to definite lines of traffic and pleasure flying to thinly-populated districts?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
My Noble Friend regrets that he cannot adopt the hon. Member's suggestion. It would unduly restrict the reasonable development of commercial flying, and would to a large extent, deprive the general public of reasonable opportunities for pleasure flying.
§ Mr. LOVAT-FRASER
Is the right hon. Gentleman not prepared to do anything to relieve people from the infliction that they suffer from aeroplanes?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The hon. Member suggests that flying should be concentrated in thinly-populated areas; but people usually go there to be quiet, and the inhabitants would be the first to complain if the hon. Member's suggestion were carried out.
§ Lord APSLEY
Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to prohibit the use of open exhausts on aircraft engines?