§ Mr. McLoughlin
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry expects to spend some £.1.8 million in the current financial year on research on reducing aircraft noise at source. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport has made schemes for Heathrow and Gatwick airports under section 79 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 whereby the airport company makes grants for noise insulation of dwellings; it is also intended to make a scheme for Stansted. At other airports, not designated under section 79, such measures are for the airport management.