Mudcat Café message #820528 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53071   Message #820528
Posted By: The Shambles
07-Nov-02 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: kim howells does it again (PEL)
Subject: RE: kim howells does it again
I do agree that the 2 in a bar exemption is crazy, and always has been, but why use a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Acoustic music simply cannot be accused of being a public niusance - whilst in the Ministers own words amplified music most certainly can be

Amplified music can be problem but there are already ways and means of dealing with excessive noise. There must be as all noise does not arise from music. To claim that advanced official permission is required for all and only live music making and that this licensing is the only control is just bogus.

When supersonic airliners were introduced, they were noisy and controls were introduced to limit the problem this presented to the public. I do not think that anyone seriously suggested that these control measures should be introduced to conventional airliners.