The arrangements for restricting noise which are now in force will be continued, and I am considering what further steps are practicable. I am proposing to meet the municipal authorities around Heathrow Airport and the Heathrow Consultative Committee within the next few weeks.
It is the intention of my right hon. Friend and myself to reach the right decision in this matter. It will take us a few weeks to consider all the factors involved, and then we will bring a proposal before the House.