HC Deb 04 November 1959 vol 612 cc50-1W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken to establish maximum noise levels for various types of motor-cycle; what co-operation he is receiving from the manufacturers on this subject; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marples

Tests of various types of motor-cycles were carried out some two years ago, and maximum noise levels for different types of machine were recommended to all manufacturers. A new series of tests, using methods and conditions of measurement provisionally agreed internationally, is starting this week. Manufacturers continue to co-operate with my Department.