HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c358W
26. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what encouragement the Government are giving the aircraft industry to produce quieter types of aircraft.

Mr. Les Huckfield

My Department continues to support research into the development of quieter aircraft, both in industry and Government establishments. In addition, the British Government are pressing for the adoption of more stringent noise certification standards by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Trade announced in the House on 15th March, the Government are commencing consultations with aircraft operators and other interested parties regarding the scope for speeding up the replacement of existing noise aircraft.