§ Sir John Stanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the further noise alleviation measures to which his hon. Friend, the Minister of State referred on 19 June,Official Report, column 348; and whether or not they included compensation.
§ Mr. Freeman
My reference was to measures mentioned in Kent county council's paper "International Rail Services Noise Protection" which suggests action that could be taken where railway noise increases and exceeds specific levels at certain times of day or night. The suggested action includes the provision of noise barriers or sound insulation for people's homes. It is these physical measures which British Rail will be discussing with the council.