HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c35W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to prohibit shopkeepers from allowing noisy music to be played from shops with open doors, thus creating disturbance and noise pollution.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Most local authorities have adopted byelaws designed to deal with this problem. I understand that the byelaws do not always prove adequate in operation and I am awaiting the recommendations of the Noise Advisory Council's Working Group on Noise in Public Places which has been examining this among other similar problems.