Noise: Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to align UK noise pollution guidelines with the new WHO guidelines.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We will carefully consider these guidelines and their relevance to future policy.

We will assess the supporting evidence base, as well as other relevant recent research carried out in the UK and abroad. We will be convening the Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits to consider any necessary updates to relevant UK noise pollution guidelines.

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