HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c19W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he will consult the BAA with a view to the noise-measurement system for soundproofing grants being changed from NNI to a system accounting for disturbance caused by night flights and individual aircraft;

(2) if, in conjunction with the BAA, he will institute research into landing and take-off procedures at Abbotsinch, with a view to finding alternative routes over less densely populated areas;

(3) if, in conjunction with the BAA, he will institute a programme of sound monitoring in areas directly in the flight paths of aircraft landing and taking-off at Abbotsinch Airport, in order that quantitative information may be collected.

Mr. Clinton Davis

As the British Airports Authority is responsible for noise abatement matters at its Scottish airports I suggest that the hon. Member get in touch with the authority direct. I am letting the chairman know of the hon. Member's interest, and I am prepared to offer the authority the assistance of my Department should it be needed.