HC Deb 25 July 1967 vol 751 c112W
109. Mr. Grimond

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that any damage done by supersonic aircraft will be as serious in rural areas of Scotland and Wales as in the London area; and if he will give an assurance that, if the noise of the supersonic bangs is proved to be unacceptable for large cities, the protection offered to such centres of population will be applied to the whole country.

Mr. Jay

It will be some years before civil supersonic aircraft are in regular service. I am considering the extent and nature of any restrictions to be imposed on such aircraft, and I confirm that the problems of rural areas will be fully examined.

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