HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 c1154
45. Mr. RILEY

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that considerable strain and waste of nervous energy is caused by the increase of noise and vibration brought about by modern conditions of traffic both in town and country, especially in the ease of the sick, elderly and infirm; and whether, as the subject concerns several public Departments and does not fall within the scope of any single Minister, he will take steps to ensure that it shall be considered as a whole and will appoint a Committee to ascertain and record the best medical opinion as to the effect on the human system of noise and vibration, and consider what action is desirable in this connection, due regard being had to economic and other practical considerations?


This matter is in some aspects already receiving attention from the Industrial Fatigue Research Board, and will be kept under observation, but I doubt if the time is yet ripe for such an investigation as is suggested.