§ Mr. Livsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide information on the perceived noise decibels for the following aircraft in tactical training areas where they fly at an altitude of 100 ft:(a) Hawk, (b) Jaguar, (c) Tornado and (d) F1–11.
§ Mr. Neubert
The most comprehensive information on aircraft noise currently available to the Ministry of Defence relies on a noise database collected in 1983 during exercise Bedlam, the report of which is already available in the House of Commons Library. To supplement this information, further work is planned this year to provide actual measurements of noise generated by aircraft at heights down to 100 ft but the results of this further work are not expected to be available until early next year. It should be noted that neither the Hawk nor the F1–11 aircraft carry out any operational low-flying training in the tactical training areas.