§ 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.