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Noise Insulation

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is aware that some people living near Heathrow may lose entitlement to grants for noise insulation because the work cannot be completed by 31st December 1978; and if he will extend the date for completion.

I understand that, because of the large number of applications that were received before the closing of the former noise insulation grants schemes for Heathrow and Gatwick, it is unlikely that all the work can be completed by the end of this year. I have decided, therefore, to extend the time allowed for completion of this work by six months. The necessary statutory instruments will be laid before the House as soon as possible.