§ 90. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Minister of Aviation whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to holidaymakers and others on the south coast by the noise created by hovercraft services; and what regulations apply to hovercraft services operating in coastal waters so far as noise is concerned.
§ Mr. Marten
The local authorities concerned are consulted before hovercraft324W operations are authorised. Neither of the authorities concerned with the Southsea-Ryde service raised any objection on grounds of noise. I can trace only two complaints from individuals on this score.