HC Deb 15 July 1964 vol 698 c262W
107. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Aviation what further steps are being taken against inconvenience caused to residents by ground testing of aircraft engines by A. V. Roe at Woodford Airfield.

Mr. Marten

The Avro Whitworth Division of Hawker Siddeley Aviation makes every effort to keep noise to the minimum by the use of mufflers when running jet engines. As far as possible, it also restricts engine running at night. Ground testing of aircraft engines at Woodford airfield between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. will in future take place only on rare occasions.