§ 137. Mr. Idris Owen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has received from the Noise Advisory Council since its formation in February, 1970; and which of the Council's recommendations have been implemented.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
In the course of its initial review of the noise problem the Council has expressed views on a number of matters. These are set out in the statement "The Noise Advisory Council—The First Eight Months" released on 23rd December. Copies have been placed in the Library. The Council is now preparing recommendations to Ministers on the routing of aircraft near airports, on the strengthening of the Noise Abatement Act, and on a traffic noise index for general adoption. It is being consulted about the international conference on the Environment to be held in Stockholm in 1972.