§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what works are being carried out adjacent to the southbound carriageway of the M1 motorway between junctions 14 and 13 in Buckinghamshire which relate to alleviating motorway noise; when this work was authorised; and what estimate he has made of the cost. 
§ Dr. Howells
These noise mitigation works are being constructed outside of the highway boundary by a private landowner and are not publicly funded.
Planning consent for a 6 metre high, 150 metre long screening bund was granted by Milton Keynes Council in May 2003.