HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 c286W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what studies have been undertaken by his Department concerning the evaluation of nuisance caused by noise.

Mr. Baldry

During the past five years the following studies have formed part of my Department's environmental noise research programmeSurvey of numbers and types of complaints made to environmental health officers about noise from domestic premises. Survey of types of noises heard by people in their homes. Survey of satisfaction with sound insulation in converted flats.

Studies currently taking place within the programme are: Survey of levels of amplified music in dwellings. Survey of attitudes to noise.

Proposed studies within the programme are surveys of disturbances caused by industrial noise, low frequency noise and transportation noise.

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