§ Baroness Gardner of Parkes
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What guidance they intend to give to local authorities on the control of noise pollution.
§ Lord Hesketh
The Department of the Environment is currently consulting local authorities about the adequacy of their powers to control noise nuisance under the Control of Pollution Act 1974, with particular reference to acid house and similar parties. We have already received helpful responses from the Association of District Councils, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and the London Borough's Association. Together with other government departments we shall take whatever action is necessary to strengthen the law in relation to noise nuisance generally. We will also give clear guidance to local authorities about exercising their powers.