HC Deb 14 July 1964 vol 698 cc1022-3
Q4. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Prime Minister if he will set up a committee consisting of representatives of the Departments of Aviation, Housing and Local Government, Health, Home Office, and Education and Science to investigate the effects of aircraft noise in establishments such as schools and hospitals, and to recommend the appropriate action to be taken by different Departments for the sound-proofing of establishments under their control.

The Prime Minister

I do not think that anything would be gained by setting up an interdepartmental committee. One school and two hospitals in Middlesex have already been designed with specific provision against aircraft noise and the Ministry of Health has circulated general guidance to hospital authorities on protection against noise.