HC Deb 26 July 1971 vol 822 cc7-8W
44. Sir G. Sinclair

asked the Secretary of Slate for Trade and Industry in view of the current burden of night jet flights at Gatwick, whether he will make clear to the British Airports Authority well in advance that he intends for the season of 1973 to reduce the current permitted level at Gatwick.

Mr. Noble

I do not expect to commence consideration of the 1973 summer limit on night jet movements at Gatwick until next year, when I shall undertake the usual consultations before reaching a decision.

65. Sir G. Sinclair

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will not offer grants for insultation against aircraft noise to those in the worst affected areas round Gatwick and if, in view of the inadequacy of the scheme of grants available for the Heathrow area, he will now improve the scale of the grants and the methods of administration.

Mr. Noble

Details of the proposed grant-aided soundproofing scheme for areas around Gatwick, including the scale of grant and methods of administration, are under consideration between the Department, the British Airports Authority and the county councils concerned.