HC Deb 22 June 1953 vol 516 cc122-3W
Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Civil Aviation if he will appoint a Departmental committee to inquire into the changes which have taken place since the passing of the Air Navigation Act, 1936, by reason of increased vibration resulting from the greater speeds of modern aircraft and the extent to which such vibration is causing or may tend to cause damage to property, especially property situated in close proximity to aerodromes.

Mr. Profumo

No. In 1951 the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research investigated, at the request of my Ministry, allegations of damage to property near London Airport by low-flying aircraft. Their conclusion was that the vibrations caused by passing aircraft or by aircraft being serviced cannot be considered to have caused any of the defects nor can they be considered to have contributed to their magnitude.