HC Deb 18 July 1986 vol 101 c659W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the controls on airships overflying the metropolis, particularly in terms of permitted noise levels.

Mr. Michael Spicer

An airship has to comply with the Air Navigation Order 1985 and the rules of the air and obey air traffic control instructions. There are no noise regulations for airships. Recently a number of people have been disturbed by repeated overflights and I am considering whether there are any steps that can sensibly be taken to alleviate the nuisance.