HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc311-2W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) when the routes for the flights of Concord over the United Kingdom will be determined;

(2) if he will give an assurance that no final decision on the flight routes of Concord over the United Kingdom will be made without a full opportunity for local authorities and other bodies to make a full study of possible effects and to make representations.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The Concord will be flying subsonically within 100 miles or more of the United Kingdom airports served and this aspect will not, therefore, give rise to any unusual noise problem. The pattern and frequency of supersonic overflying of any part of the United Kingdom has not yet been determined but I can assure the hon. Member that a final decision will not be taken until the public have been given the fullest possible information on the likely effects and an opportunity afforded for relevant representations to be made and considered. It is, however, too early to give a specific assurance on the mode of such consultation.

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