§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what approaches he has made to the West Midlands County Council Airports Committee regarding the implementation of a noise insulation grants scheme.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
The question of a noise insulation grants scheme at Birmingham Airport is primarily a matter for the airport owners, the West Midlands County Council. However, because of my general interest in aircraft noise abatement matters, I recently wrote to the Chairman of the Airport Sub-Committee of the Council about the progress towards instituting such a scheme and he has replied that the county council intends promoting local legislation this year which will include provision for the making of noise insulation grants to householders in the vicinity of Birmingham Airport.