§ 37. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the special conditions now existing in London, where many sick, wounded, and convalescent soldiers are assembled and hard-worked officials need repose at night, whether he will take steps to reduce the noises of London after nine o'clock at night?
§ Mr. BRACE
Most of the noise of London is due to the circulation of traffic, and cannot be satisfactorily dealt with. If the hon. and gallant Member has in mind the sound of whistles for calling taxi-cabs, 1092 legislation would be required to restrict their use, but I hope the publicity which has recently been given to the matter and the good sense of the public will render such legislation unnecessary.