HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c896W
Mr. Graham

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what restrictions are to be applied to night jet movements at Heathrow and at Gatwick in the summer season from 1st April to 30th October 1976.

Mr. Clinton Davis

At both Heathrow and Gatwick the quotas in the 1976 summer season will be maintained at the 1975 levels. At Heathrow, therefore, the permitted number of night jet movements will be 2,600 and at Gatwick 3,100.

The limits at both airports include a quota of movements reserved for noise—certificated aircraft. These quotas have been increased to 400 at Heathrow and to 300 at Gatwick. The quotas at both airports were 200 in 1975.

The hours of restriction a both airports and the severe restriction on night jet departures at Heathrow will apply on the same basis as in the summer of 1975.

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