HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc833-4W
15 Tony Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on measures to address the problem of noisy roads. [173507]

Mr. Jamieson

The Government recognises that traffic noise from main roads can be a nuisance. Our strategy is to set vehicle construction standards that reduce noise at source wherever feasible and desirable on safety grounds. We also encourage the mitigation of noise with insulation, barriers, traffic management measures and low noise surfaces.