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Noise Levels

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to introduce legislation governing the level of noise at discotheques.

[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1979, c. 6]: The Health and Safety Executive is preparing draft

at the latest date; and how this compares with the corresponding period in 1978.

[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1979, c. 6]: The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Wolverhampton employment office:proposals for legislation to minimise hearing damage due to noise at work, but these proposals are primarily directed to the protection of persons employed in work activities.The Noise Advisory Council, which keeps under review the progress made generally in preventing and abating the generation of noise and makes recommendations to Ministers with responsibility in the field, has received an evaluation of hearing damage risk to attenders at discotheques carriel out by the Leeds Polytechnic school of constructional studies and is currently considering its implications.