§ 56. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures he is taking to encourage research into the problems of aero-engine noise.
§ 75. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he is taking to encourage the research into, and the development and use of, quieter aircraft engines.
§ Mr. Corfield
The Government are spending about £1 million a year on engine noise research; it is supporting the development of quieter engines such as the RB211; and it is giving high priority to Concorde noise suppression.
§ 80. Sir G. Sinclair
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will consider taking steps to grade landing fees at airports under the British Airports Authority to discourage noisy aircraft and encourage quieter ones.