HC Deb 07 June 1976 vol 912 cc561-2W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many claims for damaged roofs caused by planes landing at Heathrow and Manchester Airports have been paid out; and what steps have been taken to inform residents under flight paths near Manchester Airport that their roof may have suffered damage in this way and that they may be eligible for compensation.

Mr. Clinton Davis

The BAA has paid out some £1,750 on 44 claims for roof damage by aircraft landing at Heathrow under its insurance scheme to compensate owners of damaged property. There have been no complaints of vortex damage in the vicinity of Manchester Airport and there is no insurance scheme in operation there.