§ Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Aviation if, in view of the representations made to him by the National Farmers' Union on behalf of Welsh farmers, he will now abandon his intention of carrying out supersonic flights over Wales and its border counties.
§ Mr. Marten
No. Although I very much regret any disturbance caused to Welsh farmers, these flights are essential to our defence research and development programme and must be continued.