§ Mr. MacShane
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many aeroplanes have landed at Heathrow airport in 1996 before(a) 5 am, (b) 5.30 am, (c) 6 am, (d) 6.30 am and (e) 7 am. 
§ Mr. Bowis
Records are not kept in the format requested, but I am able to provide the number of arrivals between 1 January and 31 October prior to 5 am, between 5.01 and 6 am, and between 6.01 am and 7 am. These figures have been taken from the London (Heathrow) airport runway utilisation logs produced by National Air Traffic Services.
Arrivals at Heathrow between midnight and 7.00 am (local time) 1 January 1996 to 31 October 1996
- Midnight to 5 am: 1,419
- 5.01 to 6 am: 2,358
- 6.01 to 7 am: 9,025
§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed legal challenge by the International Air Transport Association on the implementation date for the new aircraft noise limits at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.