§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the draft codes of practice for minimising noise currently being considered by his Department for approval under section 71 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974; when he intends to approve these codes of practice; and whether he intends to consult on any further codes of practice.
§ Mr. Baldry
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment and Countryside to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mrs. Taylor) on 18 June,Official Report, column 126.
Since then, comments on the draft code on noise from clay pigeon shooting have been analysed, interested parties have been consulted on the draft code on noise from off-road motorcycle sport and the Health and Safety Executive is preparing comprehensive draft guidance on pop concert safety which includes advice on environmental noise. The Health and Safety Executive is expecting to issue this for public consultation later this month.