HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 cc479-80W
Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of State for Defence, in view of increased complaints concerning low-flying aircraft noise from the area of Malvern Hills, directly adjacent to the Royal Radar Establishment at Malvern, and the surrounding villages and countryside of south Worcestershire, what special instructions he has given to avoid harassment of householders in the area by military aircraft; what limits are set to low flying; and what further steps he proposes to prevent the spread of this nuisance.

Mr. Kershaw

The bulk of low flying in south Worcestershire is by Service aircraft having no connection with the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern. As elsewhere in the country, this essential training is conducted under regulations designed to minimise as far as possible its impact on local residents; for example, low flying over towns and cities is prohibited, and elsewhere there are minimum height and maximum speed restrictions. I have no plans for an extension of low-level flying in the area.

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