§ 34. Sir Nigel Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement about the observance, or otherwise, of noise limits at London Airport, with particular reference to the Greater London Council's survey on noise from the Concorde airliner and the effect of aircraft noise on the lives of residents in the surrounding areas.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
About 2 per cent. of aircraft taking off from Heathrow exceed the prescribed noise limits. We are examining ways of further reducing the infringement rate. The Concorde monitoring results released by the Greater London Council are broadly consistent with those published earlier by the Department.