asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that local authorities have adequate powers to control the nuisance caused by late night coffee bars; and if he will make a statement.
Local authorities may make byelaws to prohibit noise arising from loudspeakers and to prevent noisy conduct in the streets at night. They may also use planning powers to prevent inappropriate siting of coffee bars. My right hon. and learned Friend is aware that there is some feeling that additional powers are required and will be very ready to consider any specific proposals.