§ Mr. Molloy
asked the President of the Board of Trade why Her Majesty's Government apply different criteria regarding noise nuisance as between industry and aircraft; and if he will make a statement on this matter in amplification of that contained in the report, Noise, Command Paper Number 2056.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Industrial noise is generally confined to a relatively narrow radius around premises where the owner can take whatever measures are open to him to abate the nuisance. Aircraft noise is not confined to a static location and noise abatement measures must take account of the needs of safety and air traffic control.