HC Deb 05 March 1973 vol 852 cc20-1W
Mr. Peter Archer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions were initiated in England and Wales in the last period of 12 months for which figures are available for offences under the Noise Abatement Act 1960; in how many cases convictions were obtained; and what was the average fine upon conviction.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

In 1971, proceed-digs were taken under the Noise Abatement Act 1960 against 416 persons in England and Wales. Eleven charges were withdrawn or dismissed; 404 persons were found guilty and of these 401 were fined an average of £4.26 per person.