§ Mr. W. J. Taylor
The United States Air Force authorities at Bruntingthorpe do their best to keep disturbance to a minimum, and I know of no recent complaints. But I should be glad to look into any particular difficulties if my hon. Friend cares to give me details.
§ Mr. Taylor
I am advised that the United States Air Force has introduced the following measures to reduce disturbance. Engine running on the ground is prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. except when there is a strong operational need. Periods of continuous engine run-up at full throttle are kept to a minimum. [HON. MEMBERS: "Reading."] I have been asked about the steps that have been taken and I am listing them. When running-up, aircraft are positioned as far away as possible from the town of Rugby, and tail-pipes are directed away from the town.