Heathrow: Noise Monitoring

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 30th March 2017

I am well aware of the concerns of my hon. Friend’s constituents and others, particularly about aircraft such as the A380 as it comes in on the flightpath into Heathrow airport. Obviously we need to get this right, and I hope that the airspace modernisation programme will help in that regard. We are pressing ahead with the establishment of an independent commission on civil aviation noise, and consulting on the powers that it should have. My hon. Friend has had a number of sensible thoughts about how we might address the problem, and I should be happy to meet her to discuss it.