§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the representations which he has received regarding noise nuisance at the village of Stretton, Rutland, and, in particular, Walnut Close in that village; and what specific steps are being taken to deter the pilots of Tornado aircraft from flying directly over Walnut Close contrary to the approved flightpath and to repeated assurances to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton.
§ Mr. Freeman
Representations have been received in the Ministry of Defence and RAF Cottesmore. Every possible measure has been taken to minimise disturbance and these measures have been discussed with the hon. Member and the local parish council. In particular the current circuit pattern from runway 23 has been modified to pass to the north of Stretton. Pilots are frequently and will continue to be reminded of the need to avoid flying directly over Stretton.