§ 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.