HC Deb 24 July 1969 vol 787 cc2115-6
16. Mr. Archer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions were instituted by persons aggrieved under Section 99 of the Public Health Act, 1936 as amended by Section 1(2)(a) of the Noise Abatement Act, 1960 during the last period of 12 months for which figures are available.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

There was none in 1968.

Mr. Archer

Is not this conclusive evidence that, for reasons of expenditure or otherwise, people are reluctant to avail themselves of this remedy? Is not this a further example of the need to take out of the files the 1963 Report of the Wilson Committee on noise and reissue it.

Mr. Morgan

I do not want to give my hon. Friend the impression that I am unduly unsympathetic, but any change in the law is a question for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government.