HC Deb 09 May 1990 vol 172 c126W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will establish different criteria in the measurement and analysis of noise created as the result of the opening of new motorways.

Mr. Atkins

I am satisfied that the existing criteria for measuring and analysing noise are satisfactory. However, I am aware from many representations that I have received that noise from new or widened motorways can be a problem, and my Department is seeking constantly to ensure that noise from road surfaces is kept to a minimum.