§ 44. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that there is inconvenience being caused to the inhabitants of Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, by low flying and noisy aircraft; and what action he proposes for abating the nuisance.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
Sharnbrook lies on a route used by aircraft carrying out cross-country training flights at low level. I am considering whether the route could be altered so as to avoid the village.
§ Mr. Edgar Granville
Will the Minister tell us what is the height below which aircraft must not fly, either on exercises or training, and will he take into consideration the fact that when jet fighters fly below a certain height, it is very frightening to children and to people on holiday?
§ Mr. Henderson
We have rules governing the height below which aircraft cannot normally fly, but for the purposes of operational training at low levels it is obvious that they must fly at those low levels.
§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that my constituents will be delighted with his helpful reply?