HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc22-3W
Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the bad effect on health of industrial and aircraft noise at Rugeley, Staffs; what examination he has made of the correspondence sent to him in this connection by the hon. Member for Lichfield and Tamworth; and what action he is taking.

Mr. Loughlin

The Committee on the Problem of Noise found no evidence that noise of this kind normally met with domestically, as distinct from occupational exposure to high levels of noise, produces any direct and measurable physiological effect on the average person or on mental health, although it can cause much annoyance. Any action on the correspondence to which my hon. Friend refers is for my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Defence or the Minister of Aviation.