§ Mr. Robathan
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the noise nuisance level to local residents of the surface of the A5 at Wibtoft on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border. 
§ Mr. Hill
I have been asked to reply.
The noise level on the A5 at Wibtoft has been calculated at 75.77db(A). This is below the defined noise level of 80db(A) which forms part of the sift criteria for dealing with traffic noise on existing trunk roads. May I refer the hon. Member to the written answer on noise mitigation given on 22 March 1999, Official Report, columns 50–51W.