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Flats (Sound Insulation)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is now satisfied that the use of eel grass has proved successful for sound insulation in respect of flat buildings.

Eel grass is a recognised material for sound insulation but not better or cheaper than certain home-produced materials.

In view of the other insulating qualities of this material, particularly in regard to heat, is my right hon. Friend prepared to recommend its use in order to save fuel as well as for the purpose of sound insulation?

No, I am not prepared to recommend the import of a material for this purpose if we have suitable home-produced material.