HC Deb 18 March 1986 vol 94 c93W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if Her Majesty's Government are planning any research projects on the adverse effects arising from noise interrupting sleep.

Mrs. Rumbold

A number of institutions, including the Medical Research Council collaborated in an EC study of the effects of noise on sleep as part of the third EC environment research programme. I also understand that the Transport and Road Research Laboratory is planning studies of nuisance from traffic noise including annoyance from sleep disturbance, though not the medical or other effects.