HC Deb 05 February 1990 vol 166 c511W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will amend existing noise insulation regulations to enable eligibility for insulation to be based on a noise criteria level alone.

Mr. Atkins

No. The cost of insulating all properties receiving a noise level at or above 68 dB(A)L10 18 hour would be prohibitive. It was estimated in 1983 that it would cost about £2 billion.