HC Deb 24 October 1945 vol 414 c2158W
Mr. J. Paton

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the disquiet and inconvenience caused to the citizens of Norwich by the frequent flying of aircraft based on Horsham at low altitudes over the city; and if he will take steps to abate the danger and nuisance by using instead one of the more remotely situated aerodromes in Norfolk.

Mr. Strachey

The Air Ministry cannot give up the use of Horsham St. Faith, because complex and expensive installations have been centred there which are important for the air defence of the United Kingdom. It is, moreover, one of the relatively few Royal Air Force stations which have permanent accommodation to live and work in. Flying has already been reduced and, so far as safety permits, arrangements are made to avoid Norwich. Further reductions in night flying will be made as soon as possible.