HC Deb 01 December 1967 vol 755 c193W
Mr. G. Johnson-Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the estimate of night movements at Gatwick next summer compared with Heathrow; and how they compare with the movements at both airports in the summer of 1967.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The number of movements at Gatwick at night (1130–0600 local time) between 1st April and 31st October. 1967, was 7,066 (including 3,633 by jet aircraft), compared with 11,592 at Heathrow (including 3,845 by jet aircraft). No precise forecast can be given of the number of night movements at Gatwick next summer. It is likely that the number by jet aircraft will exceed the Heathrow limit but that the overall total will be less than at Heathrow.