§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement about progress on methods of reducing aircraft noise during landing procedures; and how far these procedures will be introduced at Manchester International Airport.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
The trials at Heathrow which have been extended until 31st March 1978 are progressing satisfactorily. Similar trials began at Gatwick on 31st January 1978. I understand that subject to the results of these trials the Civil Aviation Authority intends to consult airport authorities and other interests on the adoption of similar procedures at other United Kingdom airports including Manchester.