§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to draw up a code of noise pollution control measures for public houses to replace the existing music licensing system.
§ Mr. Maclean
We have no plans to replace the current system of licensing music in public houses. In addition to licensing conditions, noise from licensed premises can he controlled by the local authority under the statutory nuisance provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.