A38 Noise Question

Many of my constituents have signed my petition campaign to reduce A38 noise running through Amber Valley. Since I launched the campaign, I have written to the Department for Transport to ask them to install noise reduction measures across the stretch of the road running through Amber Valley, with limited success.

On Thursday 6th February, I took the opportunity to ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, to visit my constituency to listen to the noise problems.

When Mr McLoughlin does come to visit and listen to the noise problems, I hope that further progress can be made on this issue.

An account of the question and answer is as follows:

Nigel Mills MP: While joining in the welcome for the Crossrail award to Bombardier this morning, may I invite the Secretary of State to my constituency to see the real harm caused by the level of noise from the A38 to people living far too close to that road?

Patrick McLoughlin MP (The Secretary of State for Transport; Derbyshire Dales, Conservative): As I drive through my hon. Friend’s constituency on a regular basis, I am more than delighted to come and talk to him and his constituents about some of the problems that noise creates for them as a result of the traffic on the A38.