HC Deb 22 November 1967 vol 754 c333W
18. Mr. Michael Barnes

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will install equipment that will enable the height of aircraft approaching London Airport to be monitored beyond the present limit of six nautical miles from the point of touch down; and whether he will give instructions for the percentage of arriving aircraft monitored to be greatly increased.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

I am urgently considering the practicability of providing such equipment. In the meantime the present rate of monitoring cannot be increased.

44. Mr. Reader Harris

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the complaints by residents around London Airport about the noise made by the running-up of aeroplane engines at night; and if he will take action to reduce what has again become a nuisance.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Yes. I am aware that there has been an increase in the number of complaints and I am looking into this with the British Airports Authority to see what steps can be taken to reduce the disturbance.

76. Mr. A. Royle

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider investigating the possibility of re-angling the runways at London Airport, Heathrow, thereby relieving aircraft noise caused to residents living beneath the glide path, as proposed to him in the letter dated 10th November, 1967 from the hon. Member for Richmond, Surrey; and what is the estimated cost of these alterations and the estimated cost of re-angling the runways at Stansted announced recently by his department.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

We are investigating the practicability of this proposed realignment and other implications including its cost and its effect on noise disturbance. The net cost of realigning the runways at Stansted is expected to be between 7 and 10 million pounds.

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