HC Deb 29 May 1968 vol 765 cc1827-8
11. Mr. Barnes

asked the President of the Board of Trade what decision he has reached regarding the installation of improved equipment at London Airport for monitoring the height of arriving aircraft.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The provision and operation of this equipment would be very costly and I am arranging for a special radar study this summer of heights flown by aircraft approaching Heathrow to assess the need for improved monitoring.

Mr. Barnes

Would not my hon. Friend agree that this is the time of year when the problem of aircraft noise becomes very intense and that many people living under the glide path are convinced that there are many more infringements by arriving aircraft than are detected by the very small sample which is monitored at the moment?

Mr. Mallalieu

This is the point of the special survey we are to carry out this summer.

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