§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take action to deal with situations where properties qualify for insulation grants under the Noise Insulation Regulations 1975, but landlords are unable or unwilling to contribute towards the total cost.
§ Mr. Marks
The grant payable for eligible properties under the Noise Insulation Regulations covers the full reasonable cost of carrying out the work, and the376W traffic area during the last five years was as follows:
question of any contribution, whether by landlord or tenant, should not, therefore, arise. There is, in any case, always the option of having the work carried out directly by the appropriate highway authority.