HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 cc135-6W
81. Mr. Mulley

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if, in view of the requirements of the Noise Abatement Act and a shortage of expert knowledge on noise problems, he will arrange, in conjunction with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, to make expert advice available to local authorities and industrial firms as to the causes of noise nuisances and the best means of overcoming them.

Sir K. Joseph

Many private consultants advise on noise problems and, subject to its general research commitments, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is ready to advise where appropriate. Industrial noise as affecting the public is being studied by the Committee on the Problem of Noise appointed by the Government earlier this year.

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