HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c122W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether restrictions relating to night flights to and from(a) civil airports, (b) private airstrips, (c) military airfields and (d) heliports apply to police helicopters. [32395]

Mr. Norris

My right hon. Friend is responsible for certain noise mitigation measures, which include night flying restrictions, at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports only. At these airports, police helicopters are exempt from current restrictions on night movements. At all other airports, including heliports and private airstrips, the responsibility for noise mitigation lies with individual owners or operators. Restrictions on night flights may form part of any planning approval. These arrangements apply to civilian aerodromes; at military airfields the responsibility lies with the Ministry of Defence.