HC Deb 17 May 1971 vol 817 cc209-10W
Mr. Nicholas Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is aware that the supersonic boom caused by Concorde on 30th April has caused distress to many on the west coast of Britain; and whether he will now give his decision as to whether to ban regular supersonic flights by civil aircraft overland.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Nineteen complaints and 17 claims for damage have been received following Concorde's flight on 30th April. It is intended that a decision will be taken on regular civil super-sonic flights over the United Kingdom well before Concorde enters commercial service.