HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 cc158-9W
Mr. Thorpe

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will instal ground sound barriers at Royal Air Force station, Chivenor, North Devon, so as to reduce the disturbance caused to householders by jet aircraft undergoing ground test or in actual take-off.

Mr. Millan

The Royal Air Force is very conscious of its responsibility to ensure that the minimum inconvenience is caused to the public, but such noise disturbance as does occur arises mainly on take-off and landing. I am advised that the installation of a ground sound barrier would have little practical effect.