HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c309W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received advocating amendment of the law relating to noise disturbance caused by private parties; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

My Department occasionally receives complaints about noisy parties, some of which point to the practical difficulties in bringing disturbance to an end, particularly during the night. I have, however, received no representations that the powers available under part III of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 to take action against noise nuisance need amendment and I believe that the powers are appropriate to the problem.