HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c229
26. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what action he is taking to improve standards of sound insulation in the construction of flat dwellings in the new housing programme; and to what extent these standards have been approved by the professional organisations concerned with sound insulation.

Mr. Corfield

Sound insulation is one of the matters covered by the building regulations which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Public Building and Works will be making later this year. The various professional bodies concerned have been consulted.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

As these new building regulations are to be published, will my hon. Friend give special attention to the question of noise in modern flats? Is he aware that there is a great deal of disquiet about the flimsy nature of these modern buildings, with noise issuing from one room to another? Will he also take into account the question of blocks of flats built near airports?

Mr. Corfield

I am satisfied that the proposals will be very important and practical advances on the present position.

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