§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of the growing number of all-night and several day and night drinking parties held 349W in the overcrowded areas of some cities, particularly in London, whether he will cause an investigation to be made into problems and difficulties caused by the practice.
§ Mr. Mayhew
My right hon. Friend recognises the concern that has been expressed recently about incidents which have followed all-night parties and the problems which such parties raise. In our view these matters are best dealt with locally. Responsibility for dealing with complaints about noise rests with local authorities; the police are, in general responsible for investigating allegations that offences have been committed.