HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc883-4W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 4 July,Official Report, column 122, 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, helicopters are not exempt from the night restrictions but specific police operations

1970, the number of heavy goods vehicles, passenger cars, and public transport vehicles currently licensed for road use. [34419]

Mr. Norris

The requested information is as follows:

may be given a dispensation in appropriate circumstances. 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 planning approval. These arrangements apply to civilian aerodromes; at military airfields the responsibility lies with the Ministry of Defence.