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The hon. Member is, I understand, concerned with restrictions to reduce noise disturbance. In my view this is a matter for the airport owners, Luton Corporation, who are best placed to decide what restrictions are necessary.
If the owners do not take action, and appalling noise results, particularly noise at night, would it not be the duty of the Government to inter- fere, because people must be protected, as they have been protected at Heathrow?
I fully agree that people must be protected, but this is a corporation of elected representatives. They are right on the spot and I think that they will watch the interests of their own people.
We have been in fairly regular touch with Luton Corporation about ways and means of cutting down noise. We gave advice about routing and so forth, but we have not been in touch on this specific point.