HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 c1223W
Sir R. Meller

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the recent complaints of frequent low-flying of aeroplanes in the vicinity of the Croydon aerodrome and, in particular, as to the low flying on the evening of the 19th May, when, owing to excessive vibration, damage was done to the contents of a house in The Drive, Wallington; and will he take steps to ensure that this menace to the health and property of the inhabitants of Wallington and district is abated?

Captain Balfour

I have ascertained that a complaint of the nature stated was made to Croydon Airport on 19th May last but that the control officer on duty noticed nothing abnormal about the flight of the aircraft believed to have been the cause of the complaint. Representations are made to the operating companies from time to time and I am informed that the companies do all they can to avoid cause for complaint.