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Raf Leuchars (Noise)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the results of the recent noise survey carried out in the vicinity of RAF Leuchars indicate that an extension of the noise insulation scheme would be required to bring all properties suffering from excessive noise within its ambit.

The results show that further properties are subject to the qualifying level of noise for the payment of noise insulation grants.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the results of the noise survey recently carried out in the vicinity of RAF Leuchars.

Yes. In accordance with established practice, this will coincide with the announcement of a revised noise compensation scheme.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to extend the area covered by the noise insulation scheme in the vicinity of RAF Leuchars; and if he will make a statement.

My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces intends to authorise an extension of the area of entitlement to noise insulation grants as soon as resources are available. The funding position is being monitored closely and my noble Friend will, in any event, be reviewing the situation towards the end of 1990.