HC Deb 03 June 1965 vol 713 c257W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to limit the growing nuisance of ice-cream vans fitted with noise-making apparatus patrolling residential areas on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

Mr. Mellish

Section 2 of the Noise Abatement Act, 1960, already prohibits the operation of ice-cream chimes on any day outside the hours 12 noon to 7 p.m., and their operation between these hours in such a manner as to give reasonable cause for annoyance. Responsibility for enforcement rests with the local authorities. My right hon. Friend is not at present convinced that further restrictions are necessary.