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Aircraft (Night Flights)

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade by what criteria he judges it relevant to place restrictions on night flights at airports; if he is aware that night flights have been introduced at Hum airport; if he was consulted; and if he will intervene to prevent such flights until local consultation has taken place.

The criteria by which the need for restrictions on night flights is judged depend on the circumstances at the particular airport. I was not aware of, nor was I consulted about, the introduction of night flights at Hurn airport, and as the airport has not been designated under section 29 of the Civil Aviation Act 1971 I have no powers to intervene.