HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 cc49-50W
35. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will now seek to make loss of hearing caused by excessive industrial noise a notifiable industrial injury; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dudley Smith

No. This would not help much, even if it were prac- ticable. The interests of those at risk can best be served at the present time by the Factory Inspectorate identifying areas of excessive noise and advising on protective measures in accordance with the recently published "Code of Practice on Noise".